Joined EMI: December 2011
Birthplace: Calgary, AB Canada
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Professional Training & Experience
- BSc, Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, 2010
- E.I.T. with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
- Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) certified
Prior to joining EMI, Braden worked as an E.I.T. in the Geomatics division of Watt Consulting Group in Calgary, AB Canada. There, he gained experience in cadastral and construction surveying, with responsibilities in both the field and the office, for residential and commercial projects.
Braden's first missions experience was a trip to Tijuana, Mexico with his church in 2005. As a high school student at the time, he didn't have any concept of "good development", but he began to sense that serving others was something God was calling him to as his career.
God nudged Braden in the direction of EMI in 2011, when he had lunch with an EMI Canada staff member. Four weeks later, Braden was on a plane to Haiti on his first EMI project - a children's home near Mirebalais. Later that year, Braden and his wife committed to joining staff in the EMI Canada office. Braden began working part-time at EMI Canada in the spring of 2013 and transitioned to full-time in the spring of 2015. His project experience includes trips to Central America, the Carribean, Africa, and Asia. Today, he leads project trips, directs the EMI Canada internship program, assists with project development and oversees video and graphic design in the EMI Canada office.
Braden and his wife Liz have been married since August, 2010. They have two young boys, Asher and Maverick, who are both smart, funny and amazingly, incredibly, undeniably energetic.