Born December 4, 1958 in Tacoma, Brad is a 1977 graduate of Charles Wright Academy and then attended the University of Puget Sound. He played high school baseball and coached at his alma mater from 1978 to 1984. He was instrumental in starting the BMW NW American Legion team. He was head coach and general manager from 1983-89. In 1985 he became the Fort Steilacoom Community College baseball coach. He returned to the University of Puget Sound as head baseball coach from 1986-1991.
He was the General Manager of the Tacoma Timbers semi-pro team from 1994-1998. The Timbers qualified for the NBC World Series four out of five seasons; placing in each of those tournaments. The Timbers played for the National Championship in 1996. They finished in second place as National Runners Up.
Brad currently serves as the President and Executive Director of the Ben B. Cheney Foundation and is the President of Cheney Capital Investments, Inc. He is active in the Greater Tacoma community serving on boards for several organizations including the University of Puget Sound and Tacoma Pierce County Sports Commission. Currently he is President of the Job Carr Cabin Museum and serves as Secretary of the American Leadership Forum - Tacoma Pierce County. He is also serving as the Campaign Chairman for the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound's One Campaign.