Brian was born in Pittsfield and attended local schools. After several years in California and Oregon, he returned to the Berkshires and joined his father in the family business. Sampson Woodworking earned a reputation for fine craftsmanship, and served a loyal customer base for many years.
In his spare time, Brian designs and builds his own acoustic and electric guitars, among other projects. He is an avid music lover, reader of history, and devoted Boston sports fan.