Brad Mersereau — Biography

1968-1971
Whitman College – Economics

1971-1973
Portland State University BA in Music Composition

1974-1980
Wiscarson Music – Retail Clerk

1980-1981
Graduated from Northwestern College of Business with a degree in Accounting

1981-1984
NCB Director of Student Accounting,
Financial Aid Officer / Internal Auditor for Trend Colleges

1985-1990
Benson Hotel Night Auditor, Front Desk Agent, Accounting Clerk, & Pianist

August 8, 1987
Most Significant Day … Married Janet Hughes Mersereau

1990-1991
Waddell & Reed Mutual Funds Salesman

1991-1999
Hotel Vintage Plaza Pianist

1992-2005
St. Stephen’s Lay Eucharistic Minister / Visitor

1993-2004
Regency Park Volunteer Pianist

1993-2007
St. Stephen’s Chili Lunch Volunteer Pianist

1997-Present
Terwilliger Plaza Volunteer Pianist

2000-2008
London Grill Pianist

2007-2010
Ascension Episcopal Parish Lector

February 20, 2011
Renewed Baptismal Vows

My sister Laura died June 13, 1999 due to medical complications from her disease of alcoholism. I composed tunes & executive produced a CD entitled Laura in her memory. Janet and I also donated the sale proceeds from her house to initially fund a drug/alcohol sobriety maintenance program through the YWCA called Laura’s House. We have also helped to fund a 1 year drug/alcohol sobriety-maintenance program for approximately 15 residents at a time at Hope House, an African American church-sponsored effort. We partnered with Mt. Tabor neighbors to purchase a former drug-distribution house that will become a Community Center. We are pleased to fund a scholarship essay contest through the Oregon Partnership. The question posed is: Why do you think high schoolers drink or take drugs; how do you resist the temptation, and how would you discourage a friend who’s thinking about starting or who has started already? Another funding strategy involves Central City Concern. We donated the lead gift for a drug and alcohol-free six-plex named “Laura’s Place” in addition to their existing 1000 monitored apartment units which are also free of drugs and alcohol. We recently had the opportunity to participate with three unique matching programs for the Sisters of the Road funding for its new Personalist Center. We are also grateful William Temple House financial partners. Our final matching gift was for Union Gospel Mission’s LifeChange Center. We have raised a total of $3,840,000 in Laura’s memory to primarily help young women make better life-style choices than Laura did. We want Laura’s legacy to matter and to promote the opportunity for proactive-enhanced outcomes. $2,380,000 to date in our fund-raising efforts have come from a variety of outside matching sources.

1990-Present
Investor / Philanthropist

1998
Received Honorable Mention in John Lennon Songwriting Contest

2003-2004
Bridge financier for 2934 SE Morrison 8-plex renovation
Architect: Ken Moholt-Siebert

2004
Oregon Food Bank Endowment Advisory Committee Member
Executive Producer for Tom Grant CD Nice Work If You Can Get It
Selected & approved as Terwilliger Plaza Foundation Board Member

2005
Executive Producer, Co-producer, Composer, Arranger, & Pianist for my 2nd CD project dedicated to Janet Mersereau, Peter Cowal & Sanya Cowal entitled Autumn Waltz.

2006
Produced and aired Autumn Waltz video on Tualatin Valley Cable Television
Selected & approved as Vice President for Terwilliger Plaza Foundation Board
Facilitated Question & Answer session at Lane Community College Drug / Family Lab
Launched website www.bradmersereau.com

2007
PSU All-Steinway School Concert Participant
Established William Bradford Mersereau Jr. endowed jazz piano/instrumental studies senior year scholarship at Portland State University.
Received composition and performance credits for 2 tunes in the Chris Rock movie, I Think I Love My Wife.
Facilitated Investment 101 discussions on Career Day at Hosford Middle School.
Received composition credit for Arrival tune in Ugly Betty television episode #1-21.
Received composition credit for Christmas Carol tune in Everybody Hates Chris television episode #54.
Portland Columbia Symphony and Olympia Symphony performed the Christmas Carol.

2008
Facilitated drug/alcohol refusal-skills Q&A session at Buckman Elementary School.
Received composition and performance credits for D.E.G. Blues tune in New Amsterdam television episode #3.
My composition, Alice, was featured on the Performance Today radio program.
Selected and approved as President for Terwilliger Plaza Foundation Board.
Selected and approved as William Temple House Board Member.
Interviewed on KNMT-TV’s Northwest Focus program about celebrating sobriety.
Co-sponsored Laura Mersereau Memorial Essay Contest.

2009
Co-sponsored Laura’s Place.
Received composition and performance credits for Lucky Blues tune in Jeff Bridges/J. Timberlake The Open Road movie.
Received composition and performance credits for Lucky Blues tune in Royal Pains television episode #106.
Received composition and performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in Heroes NBC television episode #404.

2010
Oregon Partnership drug/alcohol prevention assistant at Earl Boyles Elementary School.
Facilitated drug/alcohol refusal-techniques discussion for St. Michael & All Angels youth group.
Received composition and performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in 10 Things ABC Family TV episode #1018.
Received composition and performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in USA Network In Plain Sight TV episode #312.

2011
Selected and approved as Secretary for William Temple House Board.
Played piano and spoke at Central City Concern Laura’s Place fundraiser.
Received composition and performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in USA Network In Plain Sight TV episode #4x5.
Interviewed on KOIN Local 6 News Now TV program about our Sobriety Pledge webpage.
Waltz Treat tune featured on 105.9 The Wave Smooth Sunrise NW Spotlight Radio program.
Received composition and performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in Pretty Little Liars ABC Family TV episode #7.
Received composition credit for Christmas Carol tune in ABC Family Network TV movie, Desperately Seeking Santa.
Portland State University Symphony performed the Christmas Carol.

2012
Received Honorable Mention in The Addicted Project’s Fides Nostra Poetry Contest
Received composition credit for Green Rain tune in Fox TV’s The Finder episode #105.
Received composition credit for Green Rain tune in UK short film Little Man.
Received composition and performance credits for Lucky Blues tune in USA Network In Plain Sight TV episode # 5005.
Received composition & performance credits for Lucky Blues tune in Disney DVD of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3.
Received composition credit for Open Door tune in A & E The Glades TV episode #305.

2013
Received composition and performance credits for Lucky Blues tune in CW Network Arrow TV episode #113.
Received composition and performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in Kate Beckinsale / Nick Nolte The Trials of Kate McCall indie film.
Received composition and performance credits for Lucky Blues tune in ABC Nashville TV episode #206.

2014
Received composition and performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in ABC Family Network Switched at Birth TV episode #3019.
Received composition credit for Vision sacred choral acapella song in ABC Resurrection episode #209.
Portland State University Connections Concert featured my compositions.
Played piano at Central City Concern’s 2014 We Are Family fundraiser for Laura’s Place.

2015
Performed in Terwilliger Plaza concert featuring my original piano and vocal compositions with guest artist Alejandro Lopez on percussion.
Received composition and performance credits for Dangerous Charms tune in ABC The Good Wife TV episode #706.
Played piano at Central City Concern’s 2015 We Are Family fundraiser for Laura’s Place.

2016
One hour internet addiction prevention podcast guest with Monty Man at Take12Radio.com.
Received composition and performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in Showtime House of Lies TV episode #504.
Performed in Terwilliger Plaza concert featuring my original piano and vocal compositions with Ann Neuman also singing and playing bass.
Played piano at Central City Concern’s 2016 We Are Family fundraiser for Laura’s Place.

2017
Received composition credit for Restless tune in NBC Chicago Justice tv episode #1006.
Performed in Ascension Episcopal Parish Concert singing and playing covers and originals with guest artists Steve Christofferson playing melodica and Sanya Cowal singing and playing electric bass and guitar.

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