Brodie joined the United States Marine Corps Reserves shortly after high school. He attended training at Paris Island SC, Camp Lejune NC and Fort Sill OK. Upon completion of his training, he was assigned to India Battery 3/14 in Reading PA. He served for 10 years with India Battery as a field artillery cannoneer on the M198 Howitzer. During that time, he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant and served one tour in Iraq as a platoon sergeant, overseeing perimeter security for a large base.

Since his discharge, Brodie has started his own home remodeling company, renovating homes and installing custom woodworking. He hopes to utilize these skills to help bring together the veterans of the community with the veterans in the program for the mutual benefit of both. His goal is to help Vets for Vets repay veterans for their honorable service.