Brad has always had a passion for travel. "Travel broadens my horizons in every direction. I gain greater understanding of the interactions in the natural world; a greater understanding and communion with other people from other cultures; and a greater understanding of myself." An avid scuba diver and underwater photographer/videographer for the past 50 years, Brad asserts, "My dream destination for retirement has become a reality, as I have just moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina this year, and continue to dive and travel to exotic locations. I am living in the best of all worlds!"
Originally moving to Minneapolis to work in public television in 1977, he then spent 20 years teaching writing and literature. "I've had a passion for classic literature for as long as I can remember. Good literature should expose or reveal some aspect of the human condition in such a way as to promote meaningful dialogue. Hopefully through discourse about these themes common to our nature we will become a more refined, and enlightened species." For the past 8 years Brad has had the opportunity to exercise both his writing and photography skills full time.
In 2009 Brad published his first book, No Rhyme or Reason. Since then he has published numerous articles, editorials and short stories. In 2017 he published the first volume of The Twisted Tower; the first in a series of three volumes.This cautionary tale, set in the near future, examines the heights and depths of the human spirit; and how the corruption of just one powerful individual can condemn all of society (especially poignant in these very troubled times).
Besides concurrently working on three different books, Brad has been doing a voluminous amount of a wide variety of professional photography in 2020. He says, "I'm finally able to stretch myself in all the ways I've wanted to for years. I couldn't be happier! I'm living the dream!"