Brendan was born and raised in Northern New Jersey where he grew up consumed by sports, thanks to his large soccer family consisting of two brothers and a father that all played high level competitive soccer and all skied.
Brendan spent his formative years playing for travel clubs around the Northern New Jersey area, and skiing in his father’s home of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Brendan attended Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS), a ski academy high school in Waitsfield, VT.
While at GMVS, Brendan was a dual-sport athlete as well as a participant in Musical Theater.
In high school soccer, Brendan was a two-year member of the Vermont All-State Team, as well as a member of the Burlington Free Press All-State Team during his senior year. Brendan was also a member of the Vermont Lion’s Club Team.
In the same senior year, Brendan captained his high school team to a Vermont Division II State Championship.
Brendan is also a Nordic Alumnus, where he played for three years, starting when he was 15. With Nordic, Brendan won three State Cup titles in three years, and represented the club at two Regional tournaments.
Brendan went on to attend Saint Michael’s College in Winooski, where he was a four year Varsity Athlete on the Saint Michael’s College Men’s Soccer Team and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Brendan’s experience working with adolescents is expansive. Brendan is a ski racing coach for the GMVS Ski Club Program in the Winter. Brendan has also coached Saint Michael’s College Soccer Camps as well as running private soccer clinics in Northeastern Pennsylvania.