Brad Helms has been a lifetime resident of Palatine. Brad attended Joel Wood and Sanborn Elementary Schools, Walter R. Sundling Junior High and Palatine High Schools. Brad has an Associates Degree in Applied Science, from William Rainey Harper College, Executive Development Certificate from the University of Georgia, and graduated from the University of Illinois' Local Government Leadership Enhancement and Development program.
For over 20 years, Brad served as Golf Course Superintendent of Palatine Hills Golf Course which has received a Four Star Golf Rating by Golf Digest Magazine. Brad's professional memberships include Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents.