Bradley grew up in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania, seven miles outside of State College, Pennsylvania. He attended Penns Valley High School, which he graduated from in 1991. After graduation he decided to attend Lock Haven State University and Majored in business management. He graduated in December of 1995 with a Bachelors and Science Degree in business management with a concentration in finance.
During high school he began working in the hospitality industry in various positions in the front of the house at the Elks Country Club in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Lock Haven in 1995 Bradley realized that he missed the excitement of the hospitality industry and wanted a new challenge. In 1996 he decided to embark on a new challenge and enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. After two years in Hyde Park he graduated in June of 1998 with an Associates of Culinary degree.
Over the next two years Bradley had the good fortune of traveling to two exciting cities and working for two up and coming chefs. In 1998 he went to Washington, D.C. to work for Chef Morou at Red Sage. Chef Morou, who has since opened Farrah Olivia and Kora restaurants and starred as a competitor in the TV Food Network series "The Next Iron Chef". A year later, in 1999, Bradley traveled to the exciting culinary city of New Orleans, Louisiana to work for Rene Bajeaux at the Windsor Court Hotel. Conde Nast magazine, named the hotel as the No.1 hotel in the world in 1998.
In 2000 Bradley returned to the Lehigh Valley when he was offered the position of Sous Chef at Lehigh Country Club. He worked at Lehigh for over three years before taking control of his own kitchen as Executive Chef in 2003 at the Federal Grille in Allentown, Pennsylvania. In May of 2004 Bradley won the prestigious Crystal Spoon Grill-Off and by October of 2004 Bradley became the Executive Chef at Brookside Country Club in Macungie, Pennsylvania. During that time Bradley successfully fulfilled one of his career goals as he completed all of the requirements to become a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation. In June of 2010 he completed his next career goal when he achieved his certification as Certified Culinary Administrator.
In November of 2012 Bradley accepted the position of Executive Chef at The Berkshire Country Club in Reading, Pennsylvania. Over his nine years at the club he created a strong organizational culture, assembled a respectful team of culinary professionals, and developed wonderful relationships with the membership. Since 2015 he has been involved with local charity events in the Reading area and has forged a mentorship program with the local Penn State University hospitality program.
In August of 2021 Bradley begins the next chapter of his culinary career here at the beautiful Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, FL. Besides having a passion for the hospitality industry and the education of young culinarians everywhere, Bradley enjoys hunting and fishing at his camp in central Pennsylvania, golf, and Caribbean traveling. His daughter, Gracelyn, will be entering her senior year of high school this fall. She has been a dancer since she was 2 years old and continues to dance on the Emmaus High School Dance Team.