Since 2001, Brad has served as a member of the Utah Open Lands Board of Directors, and served as the Board President for over 10 years. He also currently sits on the Budget and Finance Committee. Brad brings over 40 years of experience in Planning Public Lands, Land Conservation and Economics to the Board.
Brad worked for the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget for over 25 years and served as the Deputy Director and State Planning Coordinator from 1989-2000, serving three governors. Brad was also a Member of the Utah Quality Growth Commission from 2000-2007. Brad had his own Consulting Business for over 20 years, working on Public Land Management, Land Conservation and Quality Growth Planning Projects.
Brad currently serves as Chairman of the Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission, a small independent Federal Governor Agency working on acquisition, restoration and conservation of wildlife habitat and river corridors to make up for the impacts created by Utah water development projects.
Brad is a lifelong resident of Utah and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Weber State University in 1974 and a Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Economics from the University of Utah in 1977. He is married and has 2 children and 8 Grandchildren. He spends most of his time trying to explore as much of the wild country in the West as he can, on the rivers, in the red rock canyons and in the mountains.