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.

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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).


 

Real Estate and Finance

Brad spent eight years in the business world: first as a top-producing Realtor in Arizona, then as a financial planner after moving to New York. While he loved helping people with their important life and financial decisions, he missed the fun of performing for audiences.

After helping adults understand the essentials of investing and financial planning he realized that younger people needed the information as well. He mentioned to his wife that he should create “a fun show about money” and get back into performing. With her support he eventually gave notice at his company and took several months to write and develop “The FUNance For Kids Show - Where Fun and Finance Collide!”

After a few years of successfully performing The FUNance Show, Brad got into memory improvement and eventually wrote his second assembly: “The Feats of Memory Show.” (See below for more.)

Memory Improvement

Upon turning 40, Brad noticed a sharp decline in his memory abilities. Determined not to live with a 'natural' memory decline as he aged, he threw himself into memory improvement and discovered the 'secret' that he shares with audiences worldwide:memory improvement is possible, simple, and even fun!

Brad's Accomplishments Include

Brad was the co-captain of Team USA at the 2015 World Memory Championships where the team won the Silver Medal.

Brad was the co-captain of Team USA at the 2015 World Memory Championships where the team won the Silver Medal.

  • Enriching the lives of tens of thousands of adults and students by showing them how to remember better

  • Set the American record (twice) for memorizing spoken digits at one per second, without ever seeing or reviewing them, at the World Memory Championships

  • Perfectly memorized 11.5 decks of shuffled playing cards in order in one hour (WM Championships)

  • Memorized one deck of shuffled playing cards in 85 seconds (World Memory Championships)

  • Frequently memorizes the names of dozens of audience members at his presentations

  • Memorized 1,250 binary digits (100110101101...) in 30 minutes (World Memory Championships)

  • Author of three best selling memory books:

See the Media Appearances for articles, podcast, and television appearances.


Brad also offers memory seminars for corporations, community events, private coaching, and more.

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Brad interviewed on The Today Show

Brad memorizing a deck of cards at the World Memory Championships, Chengdu, China, 2015.

Brad memorizing a deck of cards at the World Memory Championships, Chengdu, China, 2015.

Brad with medals at the USA Memory Championship.

Brad with medals at the USA Memory Championship.

Brad prepares to memorize 12 decks of cards in 60 minutes at the World Memory Championships, Chengdu, China, 2015.

Brad prepares to memorize 12 decks of cards in 60 minutes at the World Memory Championships, Chengdu, China, 2015.

Brad broke his own record in 2014: 150 digits memorized after only hearing them once.

Brad broke his own record in 2014: 150 digits memorized after only hearing them once.