Commissioner Smith is a graduate of Wayne Highlands School District. He continued his education at Penn State University, Worthington Scranton Campus, obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and also served as President of the American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians.
Hired directly out of college, he worked for Newport News Shipping Building and Dry Dock Company in Virginia, doing electronic design on Nuclear Submarines. He moved back to Wayne County and worked at Wayne Memorial Hospital for seven years as a Bio-Med Technician.
Brian married the former Amy Rickard in 1985 and started farming in Cherry Ridge on a small dairy farm. In 1993, they moved to a bigger farm in Milanville, Damascus Township where they now reside. They have 6 children, Chelsea, Jesse, Leslie, Wyman, Shelby, and Clarence.