BRIAN POST (Vermont) started building stone walls when he was 10 years old, and has continued working with stone ever since. Brian is a licensed Landscape Architect, and a certified Master Craftsman with the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain (DSWA-GB). Additionally Brian is also a certified dry stone wall Instructor and Assessor (Examiner) with the DSWA-GB. He has worked closely with The Stone Trust since 2012 as a board member, President, Executive Director, and Director of Education and Training. Starting in 2022 Brian is the DSWA-GB North American Coordinator.
Brian’s instructional style uses a lot of visuals (white board drawings, etc) and is full of positive energy and encouragement. He loves working with stone and it shows. Brian’s wide array of experience means tips and tricks keep coming up throughout every workshop he teaches. Co-instructors have commented that every time they teach with Brian they are learning new things too! He has taught well over a 100 workshops in the past decade and was instrumental in creating many of the curriculums taught at The Stone Trust.
Brian’s background and experience in landscape architecture, historic masonry restoration, and other building trades gives him an ability to answer all types of questions regarding participant’s own projects with tremendous depth and breadth of knowledge.
Brian has worked walls throughout New England, as well as in the United Kingdom, Canada, and as far west as New Mexico. In 2010 he started his own firm, Standing Stone LLC, which focuses on large and complex dry stone work projects, masonry restoration, and landscape construction.