Brownell was born and raised in New Orleans, though he has lived, worked, and studied throughout the United States. He returned to New Orleans after a long absense in 2012.
He has spent all his adult life in computer, communications, and collaboration technology fields, as an engineer, manager, executive, and investor.
Since returning to New Orleans, he has focussed on the development and operations of web and mobile web applications. More details are on the Consulting page.