Whitman College – Economics
Portland State University BA in Music Composition
Wiscarson Music – Retail Clerk
Graduated from Northwestern College of Business with a degree in Accounting
NCB Director of Student Accounting,
Financial Aid Officer / Internal Auditor for Trend Colleges
Benson Hotel Night Auditor, Front Desk Agent, Accounting Clerk, & Pianist
August 8, 1987
Most Significant Day … Married Janet Hughes Mersereau
Waddell & Reed Mutual Funds Salesman
Hotel Vintage Plaza Pianist
St. Stephen’s Lay Eucharistic Minister / Visitor
Regency Park Volunteer Pianist
St. Stephen’s Chili Lunch Volunteer Pianist
Terwilliger Plaza Volunteer Pianist
London Grill Pianist
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 $4,900,000 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. $3,000,000 to date in our fund-raising efforts have come from a variety of outside matching sources.
Investor / Philanthropist
Performed solo piano concert at St Stephen’s Episcopal Parish honoring the memories of Ellen Purdy, Robert Mighell, and my parents; William Bradford and Anne Chapman Mersereau.
Received Honorable Mention in John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Received Terwilliger Plaza Donor of the Year Award.
Bridge financier for 2934 SE Morrison 8-plex renovation
Architect: Ken Moholt-Siebert
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
Executive Producer, Co-producer, Composer, Arranger, & Pianist for my 2nd CD project dedicated to Janet Mersereau, Peter Cowal & Sanya Cowal entitled Autumn Waltz.
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. Our mission is to make my sister Laura’s memory matter with tangible addiction prevention and recovery resources.
PSU All-Steinway School Concert Participant
Established William Bradford and Janet Hughes Mersereau 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 Christmas Carol.
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.
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.
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.
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 #4×5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2016 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.
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.
Honored my sister Laura’s memory at Ascension Episcopal Chapel with a TED-modeled talk entitled:
Lessons Learned: Creating Significant Transactions Through Community Synergy and Mutual Ownership
Received co-writing composition credit for Over The Moon tune in Epix Graves tv episode #204.
Established the Janet Hughes Mersereau Scholarship Fund at the University of Oregon through its American English Institute.
Received composition and performance credits for Degas tune in Paramount TV Network American Woman episode #103.
Performed in Terwilliger Plaza concert singing and playing originals and American Songbook covers featuring David Duthie playing upright bass.
Received composition and piano performance credits for Dangerous Charms tune in Madam Secretary CBS tv Episode 513.
Performed in PSU Just For The Love Concert honoring Janet Mersereau with Steve Christofferson (piano, melodica and voice) and Danielle Barker (vocals).
Received composition and piano performance credits for Sanya Grace tune in NBC Chicago Fire tv episode 8009.
July 8, 2019
Janet and I renewed wedding vows in our home one month in advance of our 32nd anniversary with Father Phillip Craig presiding.
August 5, 2019
Janet Hughes Mersereau, my wife and the love of my life, died. I’m documenting daily acts of kindness to honor her memory.
October 5, 2019
Opening speaker for annual William Temple House fundraising event at the Sentinel Hotel. I then sat in with the Ron Steen jazz trio and played Time After Time to honor my dear wife Janet’s memory.
Performed Moon River on 2 Pianos as a guest during Thomas Lauderdale’s 1/10/20 Terwilliger Plaza concert with Hunter Noack.
Terwilliger Plaza Cornerstone Club Spirit of Giving Award Recipient For 2019
Website Sobriety Anniversary and Sobriety Pledge goals met for 14th consecutive year.
1122 Sobriety Anniversary champions celebrate 23,231 clean and sober years.
393 courageous teens honor mind, body and spirit without drugs or alcohol before 21, thus significantly reducing the possibility for later addiction. Congratulations to all proactive participants who honor themselves and my sister Laura’s memory!
Featured in PSU article, Donor Spotlight: Brad and Janet PSU Jazz Scholarship.