Brian Faircloth served for 17 years as the grants writer and stewardship reporter for Institutional Advancement before joining Communications in January 2019 as a communications officer. In that role he focuses on story-telling that illustrates and forwards the school’s mission. Brian’s work ethic was honed during hot Bladen County summers as a young boy while laboring for his brick-mason father where he learned such valuable lessons as, “You can’t stick a goat’s nose in the dirt.” If asked nicely, he is always willing to help his co-workers move boxes, stuff envelopes, and get their car to the shop for an oil change.
Outside of work, Brian enjoys reading and writing but not arithmetic or science — sorry, photography, nail guns and circular saws, splitting firewood, and playing guitar and singing when no one else is around to endure it. He does not like grocery shopping, washing dishes, or petting dangerous dogs. Subway is his favorite restaurant, the Beatles his favorite band. He has a distinct southern accent thanks to his southeastern North Carolina upbringing.
Brian is not tall.
BA, English, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
MFA, Creative Writing fiction, University of North Carolina-Wilmington