Raised in Princeton, N.J, Brad has lived in New Orleans for the past 12 years with his wife and three daughters. His research interest is in exploring the ways in which various market forces and civic institutions can be cultivated, improved and integrated to help restore communities.
He has lived and worked throughout the United States fighting for access to housing, health care, education, and legal representation for those in need. Brad obtained a BA in English from St. Lawrence University and studied for a year in East Africa. He then earned a law degree (JD) cum laude from Vermont Law School (with a summer program at Trinity College, Dublin). After five years as a criminal defense attorney both in state and federal courts, Brad earned a Masters in Law (LLM) from the University of Washington School of Law. Brad was the founding Executive Director of Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative from January 2006 until his admission into the Tulane CCC program. Jericho Road Episcopal Housing Initiative is a community faith-based revitalization organization working in a low wealth neighborhood of New Orleans. Jericho Road develops high quality, green and physically accessible housing, supports growth of resident led neighborhood associations and uses legal tools to reduce blight. Jericho Road was formed after Hurricane Katrina. In 2010 Brad completed graduate work as a Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Center Urban Redevelopment and Excellence and in 2011 completed Stanford Business School's International Non-profit Leadership Program for Social Innovators. Brad was named one of New Orleans top social entrepreneurs. Recently, New Orleans City council honored Brad twice as one of New Orleans "Men on the Move."
Market Forces, Civic Institutions