Brady Ripperger was born in a small, rural, conservative town in south-eastern Indiana, known for its church’s Labor Day festival. His conservative past encouraged him to learn and practice more progressive and creative ways of living.
Brady moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where he graduated from Butler University with a bachelor of science degree in Arts Administration (Nonprofit Management – Arts). During his time at Butler, Brady broadened his horizons by studying in Sydney, Australia at Macquarie University where he began to slow down and full enjoy the smaller things in life. Brady’s has had the pleasure of working at the Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis, the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel and Live Nation and as an intern for The Pollination Project.
His time collaborating with TPP has been nothing short of life-changing and he continues to build upon those lessons in his personal and professional life. Currently, Brady works with the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, where he promotes education, advocacy, and outreach in order to eliminate housing discrimination. Brady is greatly influenced by his mother, a woman of compassion and volunteerism, and plans to fully embrace the nonprofit world for the rest of his life.