Gabe Brady is a senior in high school and has just started writing for the Redbird Word. He was born and raised in Alton, IL, though he plans on either moving to a big city (like New York City, the biggest city in the USA) or to a secluded town in Asia (like Thimphu, the biggest city in Bhutan). He spends his free time playing mandolin and struggling to understand even the most basic of mathematic concepts. Gabe plans on studying Creative Writing and Journalism in college, though he really wishes he could make a career out of contemporary mandolin, like Chris Thile, one of his many idols. He also looks up to Woody Guthrie, Tupac Shakur, and Mr Rogers, as well as many other outstanding individuals.