Brian is the Associate Membership Officer for Engagement at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he plans and executes wide-ranging benefits, receptions, previews and special events for most major exhibitions and the Museum’s permanent collection. Previously, Brian served as the TEDx Community Coordinator at TED HQ in New York City after spending many years individually organizing TEDx conferences in both Washington, D.C. and San Diego, California. Prior to his time at TED and following his graduation from The George Washington University in D.C., Brian solo-backpacked around the world for a year and visited more than 40 countries. When he's not at The Met, you can find him dreaming about adopting a dog, playing soccer, exploring old book stores, thinking up puns, or eating ice-cream.