At age 11, Brian lost his sight due to complications from contracting Lyme disease. Immediately after losing his sight Brian learned braille, in order to continue on with his education. Fortunately, he was able to keep up with the students at his grade level and graduated high school on time.
As Brian learned to adapt to life with his disability, he was determined to overcome his fear of not being able to ski. After all, skiing was his life. Through the help of some amazing coaches at "New England Disabled Sports" in Lincoln, NH, Brian was able to overcome his fears and learn one of the most important lessons of his young life, TRUST. As all blind (visually impaired) skiers do, Brian is partnered with a fellow skier who guides him down the mountain with only the assistance of a microphone and headset.
At age 22, after 11 years with News England Disabled Sports, his coaches inspired him to start racing competitively. Since 2012, Brian is a full time skier. He is competing and training with the Aspen Adaptive Alpine Advanced Racing Program, in Aspen, CO. Brian's goal is to ski for his country in the Paralympics.
In addition to skiing, Brian enjoys paddle boarding, sport fishing, and spending time by the ocean, with his family, in Rhode Island.