Brian Giannini Upton


  • An enthusiastic community volunteer since he moved to the Island in 2012, Brian has served in various PTA leadership roles, including as president of the West Mercer Elementary PTA. He participated in the 2016 Committee for Mercer Island Public Schools (CMIPS) campaign and as a speaker at the Mercer Island Schools Foundation Breakfast of Champions. 

    Born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he lived in Colorado for about 10 years, working as a performing artist, manager, tour guide and educator. After moving to Washington in 2004, he was a performer and subsequently artistic director of the Open Door Theater. Now a stay-at-home dad, Brian is active in the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA), serving on the legislative committee.