At nine years old Brad saw a street performer in San Francisco and thought, “That’s the life for me! When I grow up, that’s what I’m going to do.”
At age 12 he started his career as an entertainer, performing juggling, comedy, and magic at fairs, festivals, community events, children’s birthday parties, and more. He continued through high school, often spending six or more hours per day practicing his craft.
When he turned 17 he attended the prestigious Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in Venice, Florida, then was hired to perform with Ringling Brothers Circus for two years. After the circus he traveled the world performing on cruise ships, at theme parks, schools, and corporate events.
After a 20-year career as an entertainer he settled down, bought a house, and gradually left full-time performing behind as he worked first in video and television production then had successful careers in real estate and financial planning (see below).