Brandon was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois and went to Illinois State University for a degree in TV Production.
At Illinois State, he worked as a news photographer, graphic maker, and director for their TV-10 newscasts. It was this experience that gave him an appreciation for local news. He also enjoys writing in his spare time.
Besides telling stories with a camera or with a pen, Brandon is an avid gamer and spends most of his time playing story heavy games and constantly refining his outlook on what it means to tell a great story.
For Brandon, any story that is intriguing, especially those softer features, will get his whole attention.
"I've been waiting for this swim for over two years now and have fought so hard to get here," wrote Sara Thomas on Facebook before setting off.
Officials say Tyler Huffhines, 20, sold thousands of counterfeit cartridges daily for $16 each.
Emphysema also contributed to the death of the renowned singer-songwriter.
Because of the rarity of the infection and difficulty in initial detection, about 75 percent of the diagnoses are made after the death of the patient, the CDC says.
All that was left of the building was a hole in the ground.