Brian Reich has spent nearly two decades providing digital and communications strategy, analysis, and support to brands, nonprofit organizations, political groups, media companies, and startups. He is the author of two books about the impact of technology and media on society. Brian writes and speaks regularly about sports from the standpoint of culture, society, economics, and politics. He argues that ballparks and stadiums are staging grounds for some Americans’ most unique and powerful experiences. In 1997, Brian drove the country and visited all the major league ballparks. He has analyzed the impact of stadium construction on communities and argued that baseball ought to be considered a form of religion. As a Seattle native, Brian is a devoted fan of the Mariners, Seahawks and Sounders. He begrudgingly adopted the New York Knicks as his basketball franchise of choice (but only because the Seattle Supersonics were re-located to Oklahoma City). Brian contributed (as a dedicated student and fan) to the University of Michigan’s 1997 National Championship in football and was a coxswain for the Columbia University Men’s Heavyweight rowing team. He remains an passionate supporter of both the Wolverines (Go Blue!) and the Lions (Roar!). He lives in New York City with his wife, Karen Dahl, and their two children: Henry (age 4) and Lucy (age 2).