Ken Braid is a Chicago area native. He graduated from the University of Illinois where he served as captain of the football team. He was a successful entrepreneur during his 20 year buisness career with an emphasis on overseas manufacturing. The death of his only child, Kyle, in 1994 prompted Ken to leave the business world and devote his life to helping teenagers. Ken founded the J. Kyle Braid Leadership Foundation with a ranch facility in Villa Grove, Colorado.
Bill has been working with teenagers for over 30 years. He is the lead facilitator for the Kyle Braid Leadership Training Program. Bill has been an educator since 1979 and is currently licensed as a mental health counselor in the state of Florida.