A New England native, Brendan was born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and played lacrosse for Franklin and Marshall College. After graduating with a degree in American Studies, Brendan spent a season years playing lacrosse in Australia before accepting a position as Assistant Dean of Students at Hyde Schools in Bath, Maine. He later moved to Bend, Oregon, where he spent six years working with young adults as a life coach, student life director, and program director at College Excel. During his tenure at College Excel, Brendan developed programming to support college students who were struggling to succeed.
Most recently, Brendan ran the academic program at US Performance Academy, a startup hockey academy for high performance athletes in New Hampshire.
Brendan enjoys Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, hunting with his two dogs Boom and Mo, and reading.
What do you love most about working at Oliverian?
“I was impressed by the Oliverian mission and their commitment to helping young people find a purpose and a way forward. The commitment of the faculty and staff to the students was immediately apparent when I first stepped on campus. The students are treated as individuals and afforded the opportunity to seek their place in the world in a way that is tailored to their uniqueness. I am very happy to be a part of this community.”
What motivates you to work with young people?
“I like being able to see students grow as a result of insight and challenge.”