Brandon is the Executive Director for Homegrown National Park. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He earned a Master of Education in Sports Administration from Xavier University. He graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management. Brandon has volunteered and worked for numerous non-profits and has served on the board of the Beavercreek Rotary for multiple years. While a relative newcomer to environmental work, what he lacks in experience he more than makes up for in passion. His environmental interests include invasive species removal, ecological restoration, and increasing biodiversity to ensure healthy environments for all wildlife.
Brandon was raised in Panama City, Florida. Upon graduating from the Air Force Academy, the USAF informed him that home was to be Wright-Patterson AFB. After separating from the USAF in 2014, Brandon spent a few years in Los Angeles before returning to the area in 2017 to be with his now wife. They currently reside just outside of Yellow Springs and can often be found at Pearl’s Fen.
When not working, Brandon is a competitive runner with a personal best marathon time of 2:33. He previously founded and operated a running company that produced numerous races before selling the company to devote more time to family and to the outdoors. Brandon is an avid birder and native plant enthusiast. He enjoys hiking, backpacking, visiting parks & museums, learning, and spending time with his family and pets.