Posted by Joe Phillips
Brad grew up in the Philadelphia area and after high school joined the Navy, where his first assignment was to the Naval Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC, with his first ship assignment being the nuclear-powered USS George Washington.
After finishing his six-year tour of duty with the Navy in 2007, Brad decided to relocate to Seattle because he liked the outdoors and saw this as a region of opportunity not to mention one with a cool vibe.
He finished up a nuclear engineering technology degree from Thomas Edison State (New Jersey), but upon doing that decided to pivot away from nuclear energy to web design.  He took classes at Seattle Central Community College to gain enough of a skill set to be hired by Cobalt, a firm that specialized in supporting car dealership websites.  After Cobalt, he took a project management position at Ingeniux, a local firm that provides CMS services, with clients including Dolby and the City of Seattle.  In 2019, that led him to his current position with the city where he supports all the Ingeniux CMS users in the city government and there are many of them.
His wife Sophia is a Seattle native and works as a nurse practitioner, and have a two year old daughter, Hazel.  You noticed the tech theme in Brad’s story so far, and that includes starting a web design business on the side and him being something of a tech nerd who fancies retro computers, which he likes to rebuild.  Brad is about 25% of the way through his MBA program at Seattle University.  Brad also enjoys a number of COVID friendly outdoor activities – skiing, golfing, biking, and hiking – and has assured the dean they never get in the way of his studies!
Please join me in welcoming our newest member, Brad Barber!
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