Brad grew up on the Great Plains of south central Kansas along the Chisholm Trail in Tornado Alley. Brad graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Atmospheric Science in May of 1995. In 2005, Brad was awarded the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist Seal of Approval from the American Meteorological Society. Brad joined the weather department of WAFF in November of 1996. Brad lives in Monrovia with his wife Brenda and their two boys, Ross and Drake. Brad also has two dogs, Sami and Cassidy. Military Service and Awards Persian Gulf 1990-1991: National Defense Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal Army Achievement Medal, Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Army Service Ribbon Non-Commisioned Officer Training Ribbon, Army Reserve Overseas Training Ribbon Hobbies, Working on the Mustang,Woodworking, Fishing, Hunting and Gardening.