Hello and welcome, I’m virtual Brian. The three-dimensional one you call Brian could not make it here but trust me when I say I speak on his behalf. Brian was a quiet boy on the streets of Minnesota, growing up in Hutchinson and Dassel, MN. Who am I kidding, that boy was one loud and unapologetic rollercoaster ride of a human being. During middle-school, Brian strived to become one of two things, a radio DJ or an astronaut, so logically he became a Public Relations student because, you know, that makes sense(…?).
Throughout his years at Dassel-Cokato high-school Brian would take part in forensics competitive speech, ultimately placing 3rd in the state of Minnesota two years in a row. While his category was in humorous those who know him best say he’s really not that funny. After going post-secondary in his senior year Brian traveled to all parts of the country on various adventures. These adventures led to excellent opportunities such as interning in California, kayaking in the Puget Sound, and of course, auditioning for American Idol. While you may never have seen Brian on the show, many say his voice sounds like an angel. This information has yet to be confirmed, and there are a growing number of skeptics.
Brian now resides in St. Cloud, MN as a senior student finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication in Public Relations. For the past year, Brian has been the voice of “What’s Up”, a community service announcement, airing daily. He was also the host of the Morning Show Part II on the college radio station KVSC 88.1 FM. During the Summer of 2017, Brian assisted in every aspect of the 35th annual summer benefit fundraiser at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, from developing a social media toolkit for sponsors to requesting and securing donation items, event décor, working with vendors and more. The event would go on to break records, seeing over 834 attendees, and raising $123,000 for important programs they provide to youth in the community. If it were up to me Brian would live long and prosper, have the force be with him, and have the sorting hat sort him properly, let the odds be ever in his favor.
Feel free to tag along in the journey as Brian continues to hone his skills in multimedia web design, digital strategy, media and public relations, and public speaking. Brian is expected to graduate Magna Cum Laude in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations at Saint Cloud State University in May 2018. Flow his blog today, Brian would appreciate it. Seriously, I just did, and look how happy he is.
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