Brandon grew up in the foothills of the ancient Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. It was here, amongst the heavily vegetated, glacier sculpted, granite peaks and craggy rivers that Brandon’s love for the outdoors was cast. Graduating from the State University of New York with a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and privileged enough to have attended an Outdoor Educators semester at the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander Wyoming, he was armed with the skills to begin his internship in alpinism.
Brandon has climbed and skied extensively in most of the major ranges in the contiguous United States with many technical climbs and ski descents in the North Cascades, Cascade Volcanos, High Sierra, Tetons, Wasatch, Canadian and Colorado Rockies and desert Southwest bolstering his resume. Brandon is a lifelong alpinist with a strong belief that the mountains are cathedrals, in which one’s character can be clearly viewed and positively altered.
In mountain guiding, Brandon has made it his niche to develop the skills of other climbers and skiers. He is in his element working with his clients on long term progressions in which skills can be honed and lasting relationships founded.
When he is not out climbing or skiing, Brandon enjoys archery hunting, flyfishing and woodworking.
Brandon works within his scope of practice through the training of the American Mountain Guides Association and the Wilderness Medical Institute.