Brad began prospecting for hardwood turning stock in wood dumps, at an arboretum that was removing trees, and in the neighborhood. Notwithstanding the substantial failure rate (from cracking and deformation during drying), the scavenged wood became an artistically valuable source for Brad and in fact, his only source, consistent with strong, environmental conservation principles (Brad has had a career as an environmental lawyer).
A student associated with an arboretum has written an article about Brad's work, and Brad has lectured on his process to a local chapter of an Ikebana (Japanese flower-arranging) Society. In May 2004, a local art gallery presented a one-person show of his woodturnings.
He has studied the techniques of other turners and shared knowledge with other members of a recently-formed Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Association of Woodturners.
Brad now displays and sells his woodturnings through a gallery at his Pennsylvania home, and he turns special pieces on commission. He photographs all of his own work.
He graduated from Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School and has authored a book on environmental law and articles on a variety of subjects. His family contributes in many ways to his progress as a woodturning artist.