Brian lives in south Richmond and tries to stay involved in community and regional activities. He uses his museum display and botanical garden experiences somewhat differently today and creates seasonal displays and interior designs for museums, churches and hospitals that carry varying themes of history and culture, or for a special occasion. As the coordinator for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Care within the Crater Health District, he advocates for the well-being of children and hopes that youth everywhere understand when signs of abuse may show up in their lives. He also uses his background to marry arts and culture in the healing process for ACEs. He has recently become active in conversations with Coming to the Table, a national organization that facilitates conversations on race. Brian feels that it is important to understand the different lenses that help shape people's perspectives and opinions of one another. He also believes in staying in touch with pop culture and seeing how our public repositories (museums, libraries, public gardens) are reflecting the changing world around us to see who is telling the story and how nature's forces play a role in it.
"A good days work never hurt anyone" says Brian, when you ask him what's next. "I hope to use all of my skillsets to continue the work of building a learning community where nothing is too great, or small and the work is meaningful."
"I am thankful for the many experiences given to me through the years. I like the experiences of life the best with its many twists, turns and uncertainties. I guess now that I am in my mid-fifties, I too am a member of the ever-growing, ever-active Wisdom Well of folk who have seen and done some things, know some things and try to do better."