Brian served 6 years in the US Navy as an Aviation Combat Search and Rescue Swimmer and conducted 2 tours in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch. He then earned his undergraduate degree in Information Technology and MBA in Technology Management. Brian has worked in high tech for 15 years including Cisco Systems for 6 years. He also teaches Business Ethics at the University of Phoenix. Brian is an extreme athlete and has climbed on all 7 continents including a solo summit of Mount Everest with a dramatic snow blind descent and solo summit of Aconcagua. He travels to speak about his miraculous story of survival and has a book being published early this year. Brian visits orphanages around the world when he climbs and always utilizes his fame as an opportunity to raise money for a cause. Brian is a husband and father of two young children. His family and faith are his core strengths.