Brian Kruk is a teacher by trade. An avid traveler, he started his career teaching in a Yu’pik village in Southwestern Alaska and then joined the JET Program to teach English to Japanese students in Sendai, Japan. Coming back to the states, he spent several years in the education publishing business, working with schools across the country to implement world-class curriculum. Brian now works at LinkedIn, helping organizations upskill their employees through LinkedIn Learning. Brian graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and enjoys cooking, reading, traveling, and corralling his puppy.