Brad is a creative type with a big heart for big data.
He is a strategic storyteller, program planner, and evaluation wonk. His greatest passion is working with people to take on enormous challenges. Step one: get all available, relevant information. Next: dump everything on the table to collaboratively figure out how collective genius can be combined with whatever resources are available to achieve big goals.
Currently, Brad is running Big Big Box, a communication firm that empowers social entrepreneurs to harness the power of their stories to transform lives and communities. From 2014 to 2018, he did various and sundry tasks for the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF), Arkansas’s most beloved foundation. Brad’s favorite body of work at WRF was to tell the story of how Arkansas is in the midst of a dramatic transformation to become a thriving and prosperous state that benefits all residents. From 2011 to 2013, he served as a Teach For America teacher in a pre-kindergarten classroom in St. Louis. Waving his arms, wearing weird costumes, and reading The Giving Tree a million times for a room full of three- to five-year-olds taught him A) the power of storytelling, B) the joy of public service, and C) the importance of disinfectant wipes.
Brad has also invested in his education. In 2015 he earned a Master’s of Public Service from the University of Arkansas Clinton School. To get that degree, he built a monitoring and evaluation framework and tools for a multinational company that trains teachers in schools with limited resources. In 2011 he earned a Bachelors of Science in psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. His nerd level went up exponentially while earning this degree: He conducted brain surgery on armadillos, collaborated with Canadian academics to research racism, and wrote a really long paper about how tablet computers were shifting how educators teach.
Brad lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with two cats—a muted calico and a very talkative tuxedo cat. When he’s not helping visionaries tell their world-changing stories, he’s likely training for a marathon, renovating his house, or trying to write that novel that’s been on his mind for more than a decade.