Brandon is a Memphis native who grew up in the Whitehaven community. Growing up he witnessed the social injustices facing his community and wanted to do his part to make it better. After losing his mother before graduating high school, he wanted a career that would allow him to be of service which led him to a career in social work.
Brandon is now a Licensed Master Social Worker after completing his studies in social work at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Loyola University Chicago. His specialty is sport social work, specifically professional athletes, and is a member of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports (ASWIS).
Currently, he is the only licensed sport social worker in the state of Tennessee. Brandon was teaching at The University of Memphis when the founder of Heal 901, his first cousin, asked him to join the organization as Director of Operations to help create and develop programming.
Recently the Board approved his new role as Assistant Director to assist in outlining the vision for the organization. Brandon is currently pursing his Maters in Urban Education with thesis at Rhodes College as he explores research related to the hostility of poverty towards education. When he is not at Heal 901 or writing his next paper, he enjoys spending time with family and friends or serving others at his church, Greater New Liberty.
One of his biggest inspirations is his mother, because she instilled in him the values necessary to be a productive member of society. His greatest hero is his grandfather who still shares his advice and wisdom. Brandon chose to take his photograph at Oakshire Downs Apartments to serve as a reminder of the challenges Memphis residents face as they deal with poverty, educational disadvantages, and food insecurities.