Brady Hansen was born and raised in South Dakota. He worked his way west doing telecommunications work, eventually moving to Seattle where he joined the IBEW in Local 89. Soon he joined the Northwest JATC Outside Electrical Apprenticeship and achieved Journeyman Lineman status in 2006. As a Journeyman Lineman he worked for Potelco, Wilson Construction, and Bonneville Power
Administration before accepting a position as a Journeyman Lineman with Avista Utilities. Brady worked in various lineman roles, including teaching in the lineman training program. After 8 years he moved from Avista to start a training business, Written In Red Inc., as well as working for Safeguard Equipment.
One of Brady’s proudest achievements is being a founder of Electrical Workers Without Borders and performing a variety of training and work across the industry. In 2018 he was awarded the IBEW Journeyman Mentor of the Year.