Growing up in an outdoorsy family, Brian spent much of his younger days traveling Appalachia and southeast states running rivers and exploring. His family started The Rivermen in 1980, allowing Brian to turn his passion for running rivers into a profession. Brian’s roles at The Rivermen include full-time guide, marketing director, and an 18-year term as president. The Rivermen grew over time from a small rafting outfitter to a multi-sport adventure resort.
In 2008, Brian led The Rivermen through a merger with three other outfitters to form Adventures on the Gorge, one of the largest and most diverse outfitters in the country. Here, Brian has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. As the face of the company changed, Brian has been called on to fulfill a variety of roles and is presently the Chief Resort Operations Officer.
Brian has also been involved in the industry on local, state, and national levels through involvement in a variety of organizations including the West Virginia Professional River Outfitters Association, West Virginia Whitewater Commission, and is the current America Outdoors Association President. As the managing partner of AdventureRes, Brian offers additional value to clients through strategic planning, high-level marketing expertise, product diversification tactics, and an in-depth understanding of resort operations and outfitting issues on a national scale.