“We are made for something greater, but it takes a journey to discover what that is.”
– C.S. Lewis

Hello, my name is Brian (a.k.a. “dad”) and if you have read any of these blog posts, you will quickly realize I have the most amazing family on this planet.  I have been married to my wife, Jodi, for thirteen incredible years. We have six very cool children: Kendall (9), Chloe (7), Sydney (5), Elijah (3), Tirzah (2), Hosanna (>1).  All of us are funhogs to the core.  Kendall started canyoneering at 10 months old, rappelling with me and floating through slot canyons in a blow up kid float. Chloe has her own kayak and ran her first waterfall (6ft) when she was 3. Sydney loves to go rappelling and zip lining, always asking, “Daddy can I go again?”  Elijah is fearless and our resident water rat, all smiles when wet.  Tirzah is powerfully happy and game for any adventure she is part of.  Hosanna lights up any place blessed with her presence, as her infectious smile conquers even the hardest of hearts. As you can see, our family has fun together, and we make family and marriage a priority.  Time is fleeting and the opportunity to connect precious.  Our mission is to make our family our adventure and cultivating relationships our journey, hopefully inspiring others along the way to invest in what matters most.


Brian - Daddy Funhog

Jodi - Mommy Funhog


Kendall - Funhog #1

Chloe - Funhog #2




Sydney - Funhog #3

Elijah - Funhog #4























Tirzah - Funhog #5

Hosanna - Funhog #6





In the media:
2003 – Finalists in the Total Money Makeover Challenge
July 5, 2010 – Seen canyoneering as a family by Canyonlands
April 26, 2011 – Free Agent Academy Interview
July 2, 2011 – Channel 3 Good Morning Arizona Interview
July 11, 2011 – KDLT News Sioux Falls South Dakota Interview
July 12, 2011 – DeSmet News in South Dakota wrote an article on our family
July 15, 2011 – WDAY News in Fargo, North Dakota interviewed our family
July 21, 2011 – The Decorah Newspapers in Decorah, Iowa wrote an article on our family
July 24, 2011 – The Cuba Free Press Newspaper in Cuba, Missouri wrote an article on our family
August 5, 2011 – Gather No Moss Blog
August 30, 2011 – So Every Day Blog
August 31, 2011 – The Alumni Accent
September 1, 2011 – Rome News-Tribune
September 7, 2011 – 11 Alive News
September 8, 2011 – Berry College Campus Carrier
September 14, 2011 – Cairo Messenger
September 28, 2011 – The Alumni Accent
February 1, 2012 – Berry Magazine (page 30)
October 1, 2012 – The Funhog Family – Making Family the Adventure and Relationship the Journey