Brian, the founder of the Big Balloon Tycoon, started twisting balloons in 2002 after his parents bought him a balloon kit for Christmas. Brian was always artistic throughout his childhood, so exploring balloon art as another avenue to express his creativity was a given. At nine years old, Brian taught himself how to make many different types of basic balloon animals and started experimenting with his own original designs. Once the word got out about the young balloon artist, people began requesting Brian's appearance at fundraisers, festivals, and birthday parties. Soon after, Brian began the early stages of turning his passion into a business.

      Brian has since graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville with a degree in business with a marketing emphasis. He is employed full time as an Experience Coordinator at Widen Enterprises, but still enjoys balloon art and continues to perform on the side.