Brad is originally from Riverside, California. He lived and studied in Oaxaca, Mexico and worked in Uruguay with the Peace Corps as an Environmental Planner and Educator. He also lived and worked in Thailand as an Educator. In Oregon, he has worked with low-income housing communities in Eugene/Springfield, a growth impact planning group in Hermiston, and the Alliance of Forest Workers & Harvesters based in Eugene. Brad studied Natural Resource Planning and Spanish at Humboldt State University and Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) at the University of Oregon. Brad is the proud father of one son.