After graduating from Davidson College with a physics degree, Roger Brown spent time in Africa and southeast Asia teaching classes and helping with other humanitarian efforts. A few years after he came home, he and his wife, Linda Mason, founded Bright Horizons, an organization that provides child care and education to young children of working parents. The company grew to be valued at over $1 billion.
All the while, Brown maintained a passion for music. He’s always played the drums. He taught music while he was overeas and recorded a number of children’s albums to raise money for Bright Horizons. In 2004, he was named president of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. As president, Brown has expanded study-abroad programs, created a scholarship program for musicians around the world, and jumpstarted a number of fundraising initiatives. Check him out on Fox 25 Boston: