by Chris Peterson
If you could look through the camera lens of a project photo at A&A, Ty Brady would probably be on the other side. He has an eye for photography.
Ty was born in Northern Virginia in Fairfax County. He was very young when his family traded the busy city life for the relaxation of the New River Valley. Ty graduated from Old Dominion University and obtained a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. Once he graduated, he searched for jobs around the New River Valley and landed a career surveying for A&A. This was perfect for Ty, as he didn’t want a career behind a desk all day; rather he wanted to get out and do. Lately when Ty has been out in the field collecting information, he thinks beyond the surface. He has an interest in and has been researching Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones as they are commonly known as, for quick, safe, and efficient surveying opportunities for Anderson & Associates.
Getting out and doing is who Ty Brady is. When Ty isn’t at work, he is either shooting photos, hiking a trail, canoeing, working in his personal woodshop, or any combination of those things together. Ty and his girlfriend Helene have recently purchased a new home where they create various wood and art projects after work.
If you’re ever at a concert or major event, you may have been in one of Ty’s shots. Ty has been contracted by the Roanoke Times and various special events to provide photography. One of Ty’s biggest gigs of the year is covering Floydfest and getting the rare up close shots of the performers that most people would wait a lifetime for. Ty also frequently volunteers at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke and attends many events throughout the year.
When his weekends aren’t crammed with events, Ty slows things down and enjoys getting away and enjoying nature. There aren’t many trails in Virginia Ty hasn’t visited. Just after high school, Ty made it a point to hike most of the Appalachian Trail and various other trails in the Commonwealth. Recently Ty has been discovering new places to launch his canoe and find the hidden beauties of Virginia waterways.