Brendan joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in July of 2020 and currently serves as the Development and Events Assistant. Before his start as a full-time employee, Brendan served as a CSF Brad Rowse Policy Fellow during his time at Loyola University Maryland where he graduated from in May of 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Studies and a concentration in Conflict, Justice and Human Rights.
Coming from Massachusetts and a family of former tuna fishermen, Brendan grew up fishing and spending most of his time on the ocean. He found a passion for wildlife conservation when studying abroad in Eleuthera, Bahamas analyzing the effects of microplastics on native fish species and fighting the invasive Lionfish population.
In his free time Brendan enjoys volunteer firefighting in Lutherville, Maryland, along with fishing and hunting. Brendan particularly enjoys pheasant hunting in the wintertime and hog hunting year-round.
Your opinion counts
Recently, Virginia has proposed legislation that would make the punishment for poaching, in their state, a 1-5 year prison sentence through HB-449. Poaching undermines the social acceptance of hunters, jobs, recreation, local and state economies, and conservation efforts. How should poachers be punished?Vote Here
- By sentencing them to jail time. (36.84%)
- By giving them a cash fine. (11.58%)
- By banning their hunting and fishing privileges and their ability to buy the necessary licenses. (15.79%)
- By putting them on a probation period. (1.05%)
- There should be some discretion in the penalties depending on the motivations for the poaching incident. (34.74%)