Braden’s dedication to the Topeka community is evident through his work with TK Business Magazine, his service on the Topeka Independent Business Association Board of Directors and his commitment to the Topeka Active 20-30 in their efforts to support children’s charities.
Braden was born in Winfield, Kansas, and graduated from Winfield High School. Athletics were a major focus for Braden from an early age and served him well in opening many opportunities. He received a scholarship to play baseball at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas where he was a part of the 1997 and 1998 Junior College World Series Champions teams. During that time, Braden played shortstop and developed a key role with the team as a mid-relief pitcher. As a mid-relief pitcher, he learned to manage high stress and challenging situations. Braden was then recruited to play for Washburn University. After his two years of playing baseball, Braden became an assistant baseball coach alongside Steve Anson for two years while he finished his education and managed Washburn Place Apartments.
Braden graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelors of Education and spent the following 17 years developing his management, marketing and sales consulting skills in a variety of different fields. Braden is the Managing Partner and Sales Director for TK Business Magazine and enjoys building relationships with TK advertising partners.
Braden and his wife, Tara, have been married for almost 16 years, and have three children, Hope, Cordell, and Harmony. Braden and Tara are very active in the Topeka business community, and can often be found at local community events, serving on boards, and following their children around to various sporting, music and academic activities.