Brad’s career has always been focused on bird and habitat conservation. He worked as head of the migratory game bird program at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for 23 years, where he also spent time overseeing upland game bird programs and was actively involved with the Pacific Flyway Study Committee.
Brad was present at the formation meeting of Pacific Birds, then known as the Pacific Coast Joint Venture, and represented the state of Oregon on its management board for 19 years. He viewed the collaboration of the flyway councils and joint ventures as essential for successful bird management. In addition to his work with Pacific Birds, Brad also helped form the first technical committee for the Intermountain West Joint Venture, later serving on its Board. Brad has also been involved with the Sea Duck and Arctic Goose Joint Ventures, representing the Pacific Flyway, and traveling to areas of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
A native of northeastern Oregon, Brad has a love of nature, hiking, hunting, his dogs and the blue waters and warm sands of Hawaii.