At a young age Brad was sent under protest with a canoe down a big river in northern Canada. The resulting addiction consumed 15 summers and led him down rivers throughout the north. In the winter Brad has been a patroller at Purgatory Mountain in Durango, Colorado for 10 years. Currently he is working on two new hobbies that go hand-in-hand. Trying to fly his little plane like a bush pilot, and trying to fix the damage he causes like an airplane mechanic.