Born in Michigan, Brace played football and basketball in high school and was recruited to play in college, but instead, decided to take a high-paying job in the business sector. At age 18, Brace enrolled in a local modeling/finishing school. Brace dabbled in modeling, but decided he preferred the corporate world. After graduating from engineering school and continuing his business career, he took an interest in bodybuilding and began to compete. At that time, he also discovered Yoshokia Aikido and spent the next seven years dedicating his life to the study. Brace attended Kenshu, an advanced Aikido school and completed his Aikido training. Brace's business interests are vast and they include real estate, nutritional supplements, and he has even developed a hair tool that was sold on QVC. Brace believes health and fitness are extremely important and regularly uses fasting, nutritional supplementation, weight training, yoga, meditation, organic skin care, and organic foods to achieve ultimate health. He likes exotic cars, modern home design, beautiful women, adventure, organic food, weight training, stylish clothes, exotic locations, and being around good quality people.