Bradyn was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and earned her Bachelor’s in International Studies and Spanish from the University of Oregon. After traveling in South America, Asia and Australia, she spent a year and a half teaching English and studying Mandarin in Taiwan. Upon returning to Portland, she shifted into higher education and spent the next three years in success coaching and management. A love for the outdoors and facilitating life-changing travel experiences drew Bradyn out of the office and into the field with Backroads, where she’s led trips in Europe and Central America. Bradyn sees one clear, continuous thread in her work over the years: a desire to aid and support the goals and dreams of others while simultaneously striving for an absurd amount of fun.