Brandon started climbing in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in northern New York, where he grew up. After finishing his college studies in Outdoor Recreation Leadership, Brandon packed up his belongings and set out for the major ranges of the American West. Along the way he competed notable summits of the Grand Teton, Mt. Shuksan, Mt. Whitney and Mt. Rainer. His guiding career started on the snowy slopes of Mt Shasta where he found a passion for climbing (and skiing) the massive volcanos of the Northwest. Brandon is excited to be part of the Timberline team and lives with his wife, Lauren in Bend, Oregon.