Bryan joined the SC State Firefighters Association in April 2016. He was born in Philadelphia, PA but raised in Greenville County, SC. He holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Master's in Public Administration from Columbia Southern University. He also earned his Executive Fire Officer in 2018 and is a graduate of the SCSFA Leadership Institute. He began his fire service career in 1996 as a volunteer with the Glassy Mountain Fire Department. In 1997, he joined the Lake Cunningham Fire District in Greer, SC where he retired as Fire Chief. He currently works as a Fire Inspector for the City of Greenville Fire Department. Bryan currently resides in Greer, SC. He has two daughters, Hope and Carrie, and 3 grandchildren.