Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism
Brad was raised in Ohio and received a B.S. in Zoology from Ohio State University and an M.S. in Biology from University of Kansas. He worked for Westar Energy for 34 years, the first 12 years being at Wolf Creek Nuclear Station.
Since then, Brad has worked in Topeka and been focused on avoidance of environmental impacts through proper design and siting of electrical generation and distribution facilities, and mitigation of those impacts, when they occur. He helps plan company actions to address climate change and to lead the Green Team, a volunteer group of employees and retirees that have been helping with habitat improvement, environmental access and education, and enhancement of sensitive species for 30 years.
In 2013, Brad was awarded the Kansas State Forester’s Award for Community Forestry. In 2009, he was recognized by the Kansas Wildlife Federation as Wildlife Conservationist of the Year and by the Kansas Association of Conservation and Environmental Education as their Strickler Award winner for Environmental Education. Brad serves on the board of the Kansas Historical Foundation, Kansas Land Trust and on the Kansas Water Authority. He is also on the Kansas Forest Service Advisory Council and Chairman of the Kansas Alliance for Wetlands and Streams.
Brad is married to Mindy, they have three boys, and enjoy working on church initiatives, fishing, hunting, gardening, beekeeping and volunteering for CASA and Green Team projects.