Bryan’s interest in aviation was sparked at a young age during his family’s annual trips to the Belle Chasse Naval Base’s New Orleans Air Show. After graduating from LSU in ’02 with a business degree, Bryan’s career path focus was in the restaurant industry. This was a natural career selection for Bryan since he already acquired six years of experience working in a restaurant near his family’s home since age fifteen. Shortly after graduating from LSU, he joined a national restaurant group and had the opportunity to work and live in over twelve different cities across the United States, most notably, San Francisco (where he met his beautiful wife, Brooke), Napa and Washington, DC. In 2009, Bryan, along with his wife Brooke, purchased his first business, Restaurant des Familles, which incidentally was the very first restaurant Bryan worked as a young teenager. The Times-Picayune did a featured story on Bryan’s journey from busboy to owner that can be viewed here.
In 2019, Bryan and Brooke opened their second restaurant in the Warehouse District of New Orleans and named it NOLA Caye.
In July of 2021, Bryan began flight lessons with Gulf Coast Aviation to pursue yet another lifelong goal of obtaining his pilot’s certificate. Not only did Bryan obtain his Private Pilot Certificate, but he also acquired his Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot Certificate, Multi-Engine Certificate and CFI within a thirteen month period. Bryan now enjoys helping others fulfil their aviation goals while instructing at Gulf Coast Aviation on a part-time basis.