Bruce grew up on a mid size dairy farm just a few miles southwest of Antioch College, between Xenia, Fairborn and Yellow Springs, OH. He went to Xenia schools and completed Ag. Mechanics courses at The Greene Joint Vocational Center. He received a State Farmers Degree in the Future Farmers of America.
Bruce started his farming career at the age of 15, raising livestock and row crops until 1984. He spent the next 30 years working at Elano Corporate in various roles building aircraft parts for GE aircraft division and farming on the side. He left GE in the fall of 2013, after 30 years, and started market garden farming and taking small farm training courses at Wilmington College and Ohio State.
Bruce completed a summer internship on the Antioch Farm in 2019 under former Farmer Manager Kat Christen and co-taught a beginning farmers class that year. ln the spring of 2020, due to the pandemic, Bruce was asked to come back to the Antioch Farm to help run it for long term storage crops for the fall of 2021. In March 2021, Bruce was asked to come back again as Farm Manager.