Every other week we’ll profile a different member of the Carter team, giving you a little glimpse inside the personalities that make our company so robust and unique. This week we are getting to know: Todd Bradford, director. If you missed our last Inside Carter post, click here.
1. How did you end up in this industry?
I relocated to Tampa, FL for a short time to work as a Project Manager for a global construction firm, and was assigned to a project managed by Carter. After the project finished, I decided to come home to Atlanta and Carter had an opportunity that helped facilitate that move. Six years has gone by since that decision and I wouldn’t change a thing.
2. What’s one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you?
Probably the diversity of my interests. I am an avid outdoors & woodsman, enjoy cooking and wine, ride a Harley and think Led Zeppelin is the greatest rock-n-roll band of all time.
3. Best part of your job here at Carter?
Carter provides a platform for achievement and success.
4. Who has been the most influential person in your career?
That has to be person(s). My parents without a doubt.
5. Where in the world are you headed on your next vacation?
My annual late summer pilgrimage to St. Augustine for certain, but I am sure there will be a road trip (probably on two wheels) around the vernal equinox.
6. What did you want to grow up to be?
My mom would tell you that as a little kid I was fascinated by the garbage truck that empties a dumpster overhead and said that is what I wanted to be when I grew up. Disputing that to this day, I recall it being a toss-up between a farmer and an architect.
7. If you could have lunch with a famous person – dead or alive – who would it be and why?
General George Patton. He believed in his soldiers being trained to the highest degree and never asked anything of his men that he wouldn’t do himself.
8. Are you a social media user? Which platforms?
No, I gave up Facebook last year.
9. What’s on your bucket list that you’d like to share?
I turn 50 in just a few years and have always wanted to go play golf at The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland.
10. Favorite thing about Atlanta?
It’s my home. I am native to the metro Atlanta area so no matter where I am around town, I can always come up with a great memory.