Brad's toughness comes from growing up in Nevada; his patience and protective nature come from having a younger sister. He got his work ethic by putting himself through college (University of Nevada, Reno) and his judge of character by working as a bouncer (The Ace of Spades Lounge). He learned to be humble by listening to people who weren't and he learned to be quiet by watching people who were. He got his big shoulders from rowing gear boats down the Tuolumne and he got his scars . . . well, let's leave that for another day. His smile comes from being outdoors; his laughter from being with others. The heart of gold? He was born with that.