Brian was born March 24, 1947 at 5:53 AM at Grace Hospital in Detroit. His parents moved to Farmington, Michigan in February, 1948. He attended the Farmington Public Schools and graduated from Farmington High School in 1965. He attended Wayne State University, graduating with a BS in Chemistry in 1970. While at Wayne State University, he met his future wife, Rita George, whom he married June 26, 1970. Rita taught 5th and 6th grade in the Warren Fitzgerald School System, leaving at Thanksgiving 1976 in anticipation of the birth of their first child. On January 22, 1977, their first daughter, Stephanie Marie was born. Their second daughter, Courtney Elizabeth, was born April 9, 1980; and their third daughter, Lindsay Patricia, was born May 9, 1984. Rita returned to teaching in the Birmingham Public School System in 1988 and taught 1st grade at Greenfield Elementary School until her retirement at the end of June 2016. Their three daughters are all married and have their own children, seven grandchildren in all. Brian was Program Director for the Boys’ Club of Royal Oak, Michigan from 1970 through 1973. He was the Project Director for an alternative school for pre-delinquent youth from 1974 to 1976. Brian returned to complete a BS in Psychology in 1973. He entered the graduate program in Applied Developmental Psychology at Oakland University in 1974, graduating with an MA in 1977. In 1977, he became the Research Associate for the Continuum Center for Adult Counseling and Leadership Training at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where he worked until 1981, coordinating research under NIMH and AOA grants which funded the training of paraprofessional counselors and indigenous helpers. During that time, he associated with a local outpatient psychiatric clinic and began an independent practice. When the grants supporting his work expired, he left Oakland University and expanded his independent practice to full-time. He managed the clinic as well. In 1984, he left the clinic and practiced independently until the Fall of 1994. At the end of November 1994, he took a position as Director of Quality Assurance at Southwest Counseling Solutions in southwest Detroit. The position expanded to Director of Evaluation and Research in 2007, a position he held until he left the organization on June 30, 2017. While there, Brian was on the SAMHSA workgroup to identify screening instruments for alcohol and substance use, on the expert panel to design the evaluation of SAMHSA's portfolio of programs for persons who are homeless, and provided technical assistance on behalf of SAMHSA to programs having difficulty in implementation or evaluation. Since he has left Southwest Counseling Solutions, he has consulted to various organizations on a part-time basis in the areas of research, program evaluation, and statistical analysis. Brian has taught at Oakland University, Mercy College of Detroit, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he is currently a part-time lecturer in the graduate program in Public Administration and Public Policy.