Brian Pickings was born and raised in Upper LaHave, Nova Scotia. As a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and a Red Seal Journeyman Carpenter, he now owns and operates his own carpentry business. Brian has also been a Freemason for many years and is Past Master of both Acacia Lodge #39 in Bridgewater and Bow River Lodge #1 in Calgary, where he is a life member.
Brian believes in free enterprise and private ownership and with that right comes responsibilities. Brian is married to the love of his life, Alice. He is actively involved in many organizations in his local community, including the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #102.