Brian David Smith joined Western Rivers Conservancy in April
2022 as a Communications Specialist. Before coming to WRC, he honed his craft
as a senior designer for AHA Strategy and Creative Agency. Originally from
Alabama, Brian earned degrees in Art and Mass Communications from the
University of Montevallo. In 2008, he moved west to work on a farm in British
Columbia where he spent the summer braiding garlic and swimming in glacial
lakes. Settling in Portland soon after, he earned a MS in Writing and Book Publishing
with an emphasis in book design from Portland State University. Brian enjoys
capturing the sights and sounds of nature with his camera and Tascam recorder,
traveling and experiencing new places, and hanging out with his partner, Aly,
and cat, Sadie.
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