Brad grew up in the Penticton, BC minor hockey system where he played AAA as a goalie and player. At age 16 years old he left home and played for teams in the RMJHL, BCHL, and the AJHL Jr. A hockey leagues. He moved onto Red Deer College to play and focus on his educational studies where he received a diploma in Kinesiology (Honours). In 2004, he graduated from the University of Alberta earning a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education and Social Studies Secondary. He played senior hockey for the Innisfail Eagles in the Chinook Hockey League and the Daysland Northstars in the Battle River Hockey League.
During Jr. and Sr. High School, Brad worked for the Okanagan Hockey School in Penticton, BC, running Summer Hockey Leagues. In 2005 he worked his first Black Elk Hockey Camp in Ponoka as a dry-land instructor and has been hooked ever since. In subsequent years he has moved from the off-ice role to an on-ice instructor leading the specialty hockey clinics and on-ice skill sessions. Brad loves working hockey camps because over his hockey career he received a lot of help from some gifted hockey players, coaches and instructors.