I’m Brian. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Cancer and Careers for a little over a year and a half now, assisting our program team, and recently accepted a full-time staff role as Senior Program Coordinator.
I grew up in New Orleans and moved to New York in 2003 to pursue work as an actor, which is another way of saying I’ve spent the past 17 years focused on part-time job opportunities, have worked for more than 50 companies (give or take), am pretty darn familiar with what it feels like to constantly hustle for work, the challenges of an intermittent income and not being able to afford health insurance, and the importance of finding meaningful work.
My more eclectic resume highlights include getting killed on Blue Bloods (CBS) and arrested on Gotham (FOX); getting hit by a car as a stuntman for a TV show that never aired; 10 years in various administrative roles; 12 years of catering; and 7 years of recurring gigs as a Public Speaker/Product Representative for Hasbro Toys (firing Nerf blasters all day).
But, by far, my favorite, most meaningful opportunities were working with Doctors Without Borders, in their New York office, providing customer service for an exhibit called “Far From Home,” raising awareness about the experience of refugees, and as a Medical Caregiver for ASPCA’s Kitten Nursery.
For Cancer and Careers, I work with our program team to update and distribute our library of free publications, coordinate outreach and plan events. It has been an incredible learning experience to work alongside my passionate coworkers — and, having traveled to some of our events, I’ve also been humbled and inspired to hear your stories one-on-one. I really look forward to continuing to support your individual journeys!
Please reach out if you’d like some of our publications for yourself or an upcoming event. I’d be so happy to help!