Brendan Shapiro


Age: 41
Hometown: Herndon, Virginia
Occupation: Teacher
Education: Williams College
Tribe Designation: Malolo

Bio: Brendan is a 41-year-old Health & Physical Education teacher originally from McLean, Virginia. At high school he competed in cross-country and track, and continued those pursuits while attending Williams college, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science in 1998. He is married to his highschool sweetheart and together they have two children. Before moving into teaching, Brendan and his wife co-founded the Potomac River Running Store, alongside his wife’s sister and her husband. During this time Brendan would volunteer coach services for field events at a number of Virginia high schools.

A long-time Survivor fan, Brendan started teaching in 2015 for the Fairfax County Public Schools system, a school division in Virginia. He’s also the co-owner of Commonwealth Race Management, a company launched in 2012 that offers racers and race directors a variety of services to help organize a successful racing event.