After graduating high school in Maine, Brendan enlisted as a medic in the US Army Rangers. During his time in the military Brendan served on multiple tours to Iraq. After finishing his time in the military, Brendan went to college in Maine and earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology. Brendan has worked on the North Slope in Alaska doing various types of research and now lives in Fort Collins with his dog Kai. Brendan has a passion for getting outside to ski, climb rock or ice, and hike. He has successfully hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Continental Divide Trail, and the Pacific Crest Trail.