A west Texas native, Brad was raised on a cotton farm in Whitharral Texas. He earned his B.S. in Physical Education with a major in Recreation and minor of Parks Administration in May 1989 from Texas Tech University and received his Certified Public Manager designation in 2004. Brad began his municipal career in 1990 with the City of Morton, Texas, serving as Director of Community Services and in 1994 was appointed City Manager. In 1997, he accepted the position of City Administrator for the City of Sundown, Texas where he served until his appointment as City Manager for the City of Navasota, Texas in 2006.
Brad is involved in regional and statewide organizations, and currently serves on the TML Small Cities Advisory Council, is a member of Texas City Management Association, currently serving as President Elect, Chair of the TCMA Professional Development Committee, and on the City Managers of Tomorrow Committee. He also represents Navasota on the Regional Transportation Planning Committee, and the Highway 249 Partnership. Brad was recognized as Administrator of the Year by the Texas City Management Association in June of 2015, and in September of 2015 the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley honored Brad with the Arts Champion Award.
During Brad’s tenure in Navasota, The City has implemented and supported several major projects that are improving the quality of life for residents and helping to develop a destination for visitors. Projects include construction of a City Hall designed to look like the 1903 City Hall, new streetscapes in the downtown area, installation of bronze statues of Mance Lipscomb and Frank Hamer, development of the Artist in Residence program at the Historic Horlock House, several murals, and downtown music festivals including the Texas Birthday Bash.
Brad and his wife, Mary, have two (2) children, Kayla and Kyle. Brad's hobbies include spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and gardening.