Brendan has been an active member of AASP since 2003 and has served on a number of committees within the association. He has served on the Committee for Student Development (2008-2010), the AASP Development Committee (2011-Present), the Southeast Regional Representative (2009-2011), and the coordinator for AASP conference student volunteers committee (2010-2011).
Brendan completed his undergraduate degree in 2006 at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Psychology and Exercise & Sport Science. Under the guidance of Dr. John Silva, he worked as a research assistant with the USA Team Handball Olympic Sport Science and Technology Committee.
In 2010, he earned a M.S. in Kinesiology at UNC-Greensboro. He published his thesis on attention demands in soccer under the advisement of Dr. Jenny Etnier. He served as a consultant to teams and individual athletes, served as a research assistant to Dr. Renee Appaneal's pre-season screening study, and completed an externship with Dr. Michelle Joshua and Dr. Eric Morse at Carolina Performance in Raleigh, NC.
In 2011, he completed a certificate practicum in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy from the Albert Ellis Institute in NYC. He completed his M.Ed. in Professional Counseling from UGA in 2012. He has also been active with the Coalition for the Advancement of Graduate Education and Training in Sport Psychology since its inception.
Currently, he is working toward his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UGA. He is in the process of completing all requirements for AASP certification and providing consulting services for high school and collegiate athletes.