Brian was born in Norton, Kansas but spent his early years growing up in Chester, Nebraska. He moved back to Kansas and landed in Bucklin in 1970. Brian graduated from Bucklin High School in 1975 then worked for Wright-Lorenz (Bucklin Grain) for 16 years before moving over to Bucklin Tractor and Implement. He worked there for 28 years and retired in 2021.
Brian has been married 36 glorious years to his best friend and was involved with Bucklin Community Theater of which she was the creator. Together they have 4 grown children and 7 grandchildren. Brian enjoys woodworking and creating his own designs.
Brian was a city council member in Bucklin for 12 years and understands working with a budget. He feels that the Depot is an important asset to southwest Kansas and he is willing to help work to see it succeed.