Maxime Brien holds a bachelor’s degree in geography and a master’s degree in environmental sciences from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

Following his studies, he worked as coordinator of watershed projects in agrarian areas before becoming the agroenvironment service manager of the Fédération de l’UPA of the Mauricie region. During the years that followed, he was consultant for various environmental organizations in his home region, the Mauricie, before spending a year at the Fondation de la faune du Québec. He then acted as coordinator at the Table de concertation régionale de l’estuaire fluvial du Saint-Laurent for ZIP Les deux rives. In addition to the employments mentioned above, since 2008, Maxime has been teaching continuing education at the CÉGEP in Shawinigan for the ACS program in water management techniques.

Maxime has been program manager at the Fondation de la faune since September 2019. He oversees the conservation program for Lac St-Pierre and the program for the enhancement of biodiversity in agrarian environments.