Brian Reese was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania where his family has deep roots. He is a graduate of Abington Heights High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Marywood University where he won the Brislin Medal for Excellence in Creative Writing. He was also a student of theatre at Massachussets College of Liberal Arts and acted for many years in upstate New York and New England. Since 1991, Brian has played the five-string banjo and sung traditional folk-songs and ballads; he has performed in colleges, schools, theatres, churches, bars, coffeehouses, nursing homes, and at the Mill City Sportsmen’s Club. He lives in Clarks Summit with his wife, Brigid, and is currently editing the memoir of folksinger Peggy Seeger.
He began skateboarding in the summer of 1985, and that choice has shaped every facet of his life since. It not only stretched the limits of his endurance and creativity, but it introduced him to a circle of associates who remain his dearest friends today. Brian is still an active skateboarder and is avidly interested in the history of the sport and its culture.