I have followed Brad Gustafson for a while. He is one of the people on twitter I cannot imagine not following. So, when I met him outside of University of Pennsylvania Law School while waiting for the doors to open at EdCamp Leadership, I was a bit surprised. This was my first real interaction with Brad other than asking a few questions.
He was a friendly, personable, and down-to-earth guy. Then, as I got to spend some more time around him, I got the first taste of just how much amazing energy he brings to whatever he is doing. Brad is a spark. He combines intelligence, creativity, and drive that I can only marvel to see all together. Since leaving that day, I have connected with Brad through Voxer and from watching his latest creation (#30SecondTake Podcast – one of the best ideas for a podcast ever).
Having had the chance to listen to Brad discuss real problems faced by administrators is where I can truly say I have learned the most. I am fortunate to have found a connection with Brad Gustafson and I look forward to the next chance I get to see him face to face.