Brian Murphy

Brian is a Principal at BERK. His expertise includes strategic and business planning, facilitation, economic development and market analysis, and management consulting. His practice includes strategic planning for organizations and communities, emergency management, and work for libraries across the country, including strategic plans, return on investment studies, and staff and community surveys. Brian joined the firm in 2002, after graduating from the University of Washington with an MBA. Previously, he was a program director for Volunteers in Asia, a non-profit cross-cultural exchange organization based at Stanford University. He received a B.A with Honors from UC Santa Cruz and is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Tomorrow.


Brian spent three life-changing years in Indonesia where he taught English, learned the language and culture, discovered a love for non-profit management that led him to business school, and met his wife Michelle. Back in Seattle, Brian enjoys listening to music, live and recorded, exploring the region’s parks with his kids, Aidan and Aliya, and trail running.