After graduating high school, Brad enlisted in the US Army as an Infantryman and shortly thereafter was deployed to Afghanistan. Upon his return, Brad went on to graduate from Western Connecticut State University with a B.S. in Justice and Law Administration while rediscovering his passion for the outdoors. He moved to Colorado from Connecticut and became fully involved in the outdoor industry, working as a whitewater raft guide, and volunteer. Brad enjoys all outdoor endeavors but has a special affinity for whitewater rafting, skiing, rock and ice climbing, and hiking.