Graduated from Lynchburg College with a B.S. in Environmental Science. Born in Buffalo NY, raised in Wilmington Delaware, Brian moved to the Valley in 1993 and broke into his field as an environmental educator for ACES at Hallam Lake. After s short summer of being a river bum, in 1998 Brian began working as the Environmental Ranger for the City of Aspen. This led to an in the field education in the local waste industry and developing important contacts. Shortly after—recognizing a need for better service in the collection of used cooking oil—Brian launched AVR in 2002.