Brad Bergstrom was born and raised in Mallard, IA and graduated from Mallard Community School in 1984. After graduation, Brad moved to Sioux City and attended Briar Cliff College. While attending college, he worked at a discount lumber outlet, where he acquired knowledge about building and materials. In 1991, he graduated from Briar Cliff. Since graduation, he has held technical, marketing and management positions at Marian Health Center, Sam's Club, Western States Manufacturing and O'Reilly Auto Parts.
In 1993, he started working in property management, overseeing B&H properties and started focusing on getting his real estate license. He has now been selling real estate for several years and owns and manages several investment properties.