Brendan is a devout New Yorker, cyclist, and advocate for safer streets. When not pursuing those interests he runs Gray Matter Visual, a lighting and production design firm in NYC, serving the special event and entertainment markets. With a 20+ year background that includes concert touring, Broadway theatre, live television, and myriad unique projects, he loves a challenge and thrives under pressure. Brendan rode the NYC-DC Climate Ride in 2012 and found the positive energy and advocacy work of others to be infectious. Upon returning to NYC he found himself energized to step us his cycling and safer streets advocacy work, especially with Climate Ride beneficiary Transportation Alternatives. Brendan returned to the NYC-DC ride in 2013 and 2014 and then joined the inaugural Glacier Ride in 2015. Brendan is a B.A graduate of the University of Virginia and lives in Brooklyn.