Briar oversees horticulture on the north end of campus. He graduated from the Barnes Arboretum Horticulture Certificate Program in the spring of 2022 and became a Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist (PCH) spring 2023. Before joining the Arboretum, Briar worked as Field Manager at Kylin Arts LLC, a fine gardening company based in West Philly. His favorite tree is the Tall Stewartia, and his favorite vine is Poison Ivy. He lives in a purple house and drives a purple truck.