BACKLIT: Brian Arnold

Brian Arnold is a man who wears many hats. Known mostly for his work as the Executive Director of Aurora Warms the Night, Arnold is the Chaplain at Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, he sits on the Citizens Advisory Budget Committee, he works with the Aurora Gang Reduction Impact Program, he sits on the Ready To Work Advisory Board for Bridgehouse, and is the head of the Aurora branch of Close to Home. Outside of his work with the variety of social issues he gives his time to, Arnold is a track coach at Cherokee Trail High School and a CHSAA Track Official. He has been involved with the sport for 30 years, starting as an athlete, who ran hurdles and received a scholarship to Azusa Pacific University. He has also coached three Olympians, one of whom earned a gold medal. Portrait by Philip B. Poston/Sentinel.