Born and raised in Takoma Park, MD, Max will swear to you that he has bricks in his blood. It’s not a total fable: his mother’s last name, Kirpich, means brick in Russian. Max is a shameless nerd about vintage building materials and techniques, and he thanks his lucky stars that there’s a job for that. When he’s not salvaging bricks at work, he’s salvaging them for his personal collection, which currently occupies most of his house. And most of his parents’ house. Email Max!