Brian and his wife, Linda, reside in the Turlock area. Brian was raised in Hughson and graduated from Modesto Junior College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Plant Science from Fresno State University. Brian farms almonds in the Turlock/Hughson area and operates a commercial almond harvesting business. Brian is a Board Member of the Turlock Rural Fire District and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. Brian is also a member of the Blue Diamond Growers, and the Stanislaus Farm Bureau.