Brad Crary

Special Projects Coordinator

Brad is responsible, in this trailwide position, for specifically assigned projects that include volunteer support, chapter communications with IATA staff, land monitoring and trail project coordination.

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Brad Crary, Special Projects CoordinatorBrad joined the Alliance staff in a full-time capacity in January, 2008. Although, Brad’s involvement with the Trail began in early 2003 as a volunteer with the Waukesha/Milwaukee County Chapter. He participated in local chapter events and wrestled a trail mower up and down the hills of the Kettle Moraine State Forest.

In 2004, Brad caught the Mobile Skills Crew bug and applied his newly learned trailbuilding skills to leading volunteer trail crews as a Crew Leader. Today, he continues to be seen at most statewide MSC events functioning as the Project Support Coordinator.

As Special Projects Coordinator, Brad works closely with the 21 volunteer chapters, assisting with their needs and communicating the strategies and expectations of the Alliance, National Park Service, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He attends chapter meetings and events, provides technical assistance in identifying trail maintenance projects, assists with NPS-led corridor planning strategies, and helps make landowner contacts. Brad also works with the Land and Trail program directors on special projects.

Prior to joining the Alliance staff, Brad had a career as both a state certified building inspector (residential and commercial projects), and as an expeditor/builder of new single family homes in a private contracting business with his brother.

Brad graduated with a BS in Geography from UW-Stevens Point in 1989. When not on the trail, Brad enjoys the winter months with ice fishing trips and curling in local bonspiels, and biking and backpacking in between work assignments.

Favorite Ice Age Trail Segment:

The Mecan River Segment for its pastoral and tranquil beauty.