President of Ensō Education Institute
As a former Walt Disney Imagineer, Brian helped create the magic for virtually all of Disney's Florida theme parks, working in creative development and writing scripts and spiels for some of the world’s most beloved attractions. At other times in his career, Brian has produced work for a who’s-who list of corporations, as well as small entrepreneurial ventures.
A passionate educator, Brian has served on the faculty as a professor or adjunct at several schools, including the University of Central Florida, where he has taught a variety of courses related to business, innovation and theme park design. He also helped form and now serves as the President of the Ensō Education Institute which is focused on transforming education in new and profound ways.
Now, as a sought-after Global Innovation Consultant through his practice known as The Brainstorm Institute, he combines his design-thinking skills with a strategic business acumen, enabling him to offer creative, design, and planning experiences for his clients. His consulting work is built on 3 diverse yet interconnected pillars: Innovation, Education, and Emerging Technologies. Drawing on expertise from any one, or all three of these, allows him to deliver unique and exciting solutions to a wide variety of clients and verticals including themed entertainment, world-class schools and universities, consumer products, corporate training, military, and much more.
Brian proudly serves as an officer and Director of Aerospace Education in the United States Air Force Auxiliary (Civil Air Patrol) for the state of Florida. His love and deep understanding of new and emerging technologies, and, most importantly, how they apply to business has helped fuel his unique career. Given that, a “normal” day for Brian might include exploring augmented reality, synthetic environments, blockchain, holograms or some other exotic “sci-fi” tech that’s out there…or on the way.
In addition to The Brainstorm Institute, Brian also formed WDWithMe.com to further leverage his background as a Disney Imagineer. He has a large social media following and is a former columnist for WDW Magazine. Finally, as an accomplished speaker, he is often interviewed on podcasts and is available to deliver keynote addresses, lectures and workshops or other corporate or conference presentations.
Brian earned his Master’s degree in Marketing from Webster University, where he was a Distinguished Graduate. His Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising was awarded by Texas Tech University. He is also active in his synagogue, and has served on the Boards of Directors for the Central Florida STEM Education Council, Forward Thinking Initiatives, and the Central Florida Children’s Safety Village.