January Spotlight

Get to know Brian Foote, National Account Manager for Belfor Property Restoration and our recently appointed chapter vice president.  We asked Brian a series of questions to get to know him better…

I have been attending Sierra Nevada ARMA events for years with a National Membership and always enjoyed it. Recently I was able to finalize my Chapter membership, so I am excited to be more involved.

I was born in Reno, attended Reno High School, and graduated from UNR with degrees in History and in Art. I did book and magazine illustrations and also drew a comic strip for the UNR student newspaper all four years. I later got my M.B.A.

I lived in and visited Japan a number of times over several years before and after college. I taught Japanese at UNR for four years and acted as an interpreter for many businesses, the Japanese Olympic Committee, and the State of Nevada on trade missions to Japan. A major bucket list item for me is to take my family to Japan to show them that amazing country.

My love of art and history relates to my fascination for old documents of all kinds and preserving them for future generations. This is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job at BELFOR Property Restoration and I have been involved in many unique and interesting document recovery projects from coast to coast. Watching BELFOR’s many talented team members jump in to work together and support each other on complex projects across the country is a theme I would explore if I were to write a book about the company.

I have always wanted to learn how to read music to play the piano but in the last few years I figured out that I can just watch online videos to learn how to play songs. Playing is fun and relaxing and this method is perfect for someone too lazy to learn how to read music!

My favorite quote: ““Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

Choice of flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities? I’ll take moon cities, because the science to achieve this would probably also produce flying cars and robot housekeepers!

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