Most likely if you've been hanging around the Joomla! forums for any amount of time, you've seen or heard of Brad Baker.
Brad is the Sites and Infrastructure Working Group Coordinator on the Core Team. As well as filling that role, he has also been our
Forum Administrator since the forums' begninning nearly three years ago.
As the Joomla! community and project continue to grow, the responsibilities of the Sites and Infrastructure team increase. Brad has decided to take a broader approach to all S&I endevours, leaving forum moderating and administrating to the Forum Workgroup that he has helped largely to foster and grow.
As a forum moderator, I cannot possibly count the amount of times an obvious solution to a forum issue has been "Ask Brad." And always with a quick and sensible answer, he never left us hanging. Thankfully, he has taught us well and we have all learned a lot from his leadership.
For what its worth, I'm not even sure if he ever actually stood up and volunteered to be this Great Leader. But he was. And are we ever lucky for that!
We'll miss Brad on the Forum Workgroup for sure, but he won't be far away:
"I intend to keep working on S&I stuff.. but keeping a general role, rather
than focussing on something like the forum. I still intend to be around of
course." ~ Brad Baker
Make no mistake, he is not leaving Joomla!, or the Core Team. And we will surely still see him around on the forums.