Like other engineers at PBFPE, Pierce has strong roots in the fire service, following a family history of volunteer firefighters in his Minnesota home town, followed by participating in the live-in student firefighter program at the College Park Volunteer Fire Department while he attended the University of Maryland.
Pierce obtained his B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland, College park in 2015. Upon graduation, he began his career as a consultant focusing on code consulting, Statement of Conditions (SOC) and Life Safety surveys, hazardous materials analyses, and system design. He also quickly fell into a niche of performing performance-based designs and computational fire and egress modeling, hence how his expertise brought him to Performance Based Fire Protection Engineering, PLLC in 2020.