Brian has been a licensed Texas Realtor since 2008 and is now the Broker/Owner of United Country- Double Creek Land and Homes which specializes in brokering farms and ranches, timberland and recreational properties in East Texas. He was born and raised in Cass County. He attended Texas A&M University on a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarship and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education. Brian taught high school Agricultural Science and Forestry for 6 years before beginning work in the field of forestry eventually owning his own forest products company. Through the years he has managed timberland across East Texas and invested in land and other types of real estate. Brian’s passion is educating landowners in the process of buying and selling rural land and teaching them the aspects of how to make that land highly productive while maintaining sustainability.
Brian serves his community in multiple roles. He is currently serving as a member of the Cass County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Marion-Cass Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors, and he serves as the Cass County Cattleman’s Association Board Treasurer. In 2018 Brian was nominated and selected to serve on the Texas Farm Bureau State Forestry Commodity Committee where he is currently serving as chairman. He has continued to teach young people through local 4-H Clubs, currently serving as project manager in Natural Resources. His 4-H Forestry teams have had multiple state championships and competed nationally in 2011 and 2017.
Brian and his wife Marcie have been married for 27 years and live in the small community of Kildare on their ranch where they raise cattle and timber. They have 2 sons, Caleb and Joshua, and a daughter in law, Montana. They are members of Cross Creek Cowboy Church.
Board Member Spotlight
What’s your favorite mode of transportation, and why?
I prefer driving in my pickup truck. This is where I spend most of my time brokering ranches and farms and other types of properties in East Texas. I also enjoy driving the countryside and enjoying the country scenery in East Texas.
Is there an upcoming project that you’re especially excited for?
I look forward to the future development of the 1-69 Corridor.
What do you enjoy most about being a board member?
I have been passionate about serving my community in various leadership roles for years. The best part about serving on the board is getting to know the other board members and gaining an insight to how they view the various projects that NET RMA is involved in. Everyone brings different backgrounds and ideas and I think it is great when we can come together to achieve something good for our communities.
What is one of your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy spending time with my family the most, out on our ranch or just getting together for food and fellowship.