I have moved around a bit in my life, here is my bio based on where I
lived at the time:
Bradly in front of his goldfish pond
Well that sums up those days, I was born and started growing.
Ohio (ages 7-9)
This is when I began catching frogs and other creatures. I remember asking
my Mom before we moved to Ohio if they spoke English there (I was
Went swimming a lot. Got into a couple of fights. I began to realize girls
weren’t so creepy after all. This is also when I started drawing. I
remember I had a shirt with a cool cobra on it. I drew that cobra over and
over and over again.
Yep, girls were cool. Unfortunately, I wasn’t. This was when I began
reading cool books from the fantasy aisle of book stores. My drawing
started to get better. My parents got me a cool colored pencil set.
Mad at parents for moving again. Girls still cool. Drawing started to
reach an apex.
Utah (age 18)
Began school at Brigham Young University. I considered majoring in an art
field. I quickly realized (as I was applying for the graphic design
school) that I really did not enjoy drawing things that I "had" to draw.
As a result, my application was poorly done and I was not accepted into
the major. But was invited to "try again next semester". This was a
turning point for me, as I didn’t want to be a starving artist, stuck
drawing stuff I didn’t want to draw. I decided to pick a different major.
But I wouldn't have to worry about that for two years.
Served a mission for the church. This is when I learned Spanish. Yes, I
was one of those missionaries who wears a suit and tie and rides a bike
and knocks on doors and teaches people. It was a great experience.
Utah (ages 21- 27)
Finished school at Brigham Young University. I met and married my
wonderful wife Emily (girls still cool). Got two degrees, BS in Accounting
and Masters of Information Systems Management.
Began work as an IT Auditor. Worked for PicewaterhouseCoopers for 3 years
and currently work for S.W.I.F.T. (Belgium-based bank messaging company).
I work in the Virginia office. I have 3 great kids, 1 boy and 2 girls. By
this time I hadn’t seriously drawn for many years. In November of 2008 I
discovered that one can actually draw on the computer. I began playing
around with GIMP. Then I found this wonderful place called Santharia, and
it has been all fun and games ever since. Thanks, everyone. This has been
such a fun experience.