Vice President of Canada Development
Brian served as Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Graceland University in Iowa for 15 years where he consistently recruited student athletes from more than 8 provinces, 42 U.S. states and 10 countries. Brian received multiple recruiting awards from Graceland and was honored with a national championship ring for his work with the 2006 Men’s soccer team.
In 2010, Brian took a position with Ryerson Athletics and Recreation as Athletics Coordinator and Admissions Liaison. As an expert in scouting premiere athletes and supporting families through the recruitment process, Brian was instrumental in helping Ryerson Athletics recruit the highest quality of student athletes, including several OUA and CIS/U sport all stars. In 2016, Ryerson won its first two OUA championship banners and in 2017 Ryerson won their first national championship. By 2019 Ryerson was home to thirty-eight Academic All Canadians, up from just one in 2010.Brian’s work to recruit academically qualified students has helped position Ryerson as one of the most sought-after universities in North America.
Besides his admissions experience, Brian has also excelled in development. While at Graceland University, he spearheaded strategies with major donors and secured a grant for over two million dollars as the primary donor liaison. Brian volunteered on the first Executive Board of Camp Quality in Ontario, where he helped to raise funds for children with cancer and served as Program Director during the first two years of operation.
A native of southern Ontario, Canada, Brian excelled in several sports in high school and played baseball at the college level. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and Health, and a Master of Science in Higher Education in Collaborative Learning and Teaching from Graceland University.