Brian is a professional BMX rider who fully believes in living a fun and balanced lifestyle. He has traveled all over the world including multiple trips to middle east where he has performed BMX demos for the U.S. Military. "I like to make the world around me a better place. Whether it's helping a friend, a stranger or helping create things that others can enjoy."


What do you wake up thinking about?

I usually wake up thinking about what I have to do that day. Since everyday is different; sometimes I wake up and hit the ground running and other times I take my time and prioritize the day. Depending on the weather, obligations or where I happen to be in the world everyday is a new adventure and is different from the last. 


What's your morning ritual?

I usually need coffee first thing in the morning. Coffee, shower and stretching are the only rituals I have. All three of them wake me up and get me ready for what’s ahead. 


How does social media play into your daily life?

Social media plays a pretty big role in my life since it’s part of my job and also a major medium in which I communicate with friends and get the latest news. Social media has gone from something that’s valuable to something that’s essential for my work and life.

 


Are we more connected or disconnected than before?

I think we are more connected. I have friends all over the world and technology has allowed me to keep up with almost all of them. I sometimes notice silence when I’m with a group of people buried in their phones but oftentimes the content and media we are consuming often strikes up conversation. I was recently on a 15 day trip in the Middle East and I found it refreshing when we weren’t connected to Wifi and had no phone signal. Many great conversations were had because of that but, we also made time each day to be online. Sometimes the web connection was so slow that the normal internet time was cut short and good old fashioned interpersonal communication ensued. It was refreshing. 
 


What is most important to you in life?

The most important things to me in life are health, adventure, and the well-being of my friends. All of those lead to happiness and youthfulness. I am lucky to wake up everyday excited for what the day will bring. 

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