Brandon grew up in Clarksville, Arkansas, where he learned the most fundamental parts of lawyering: how to solve problems, work smart, and work hard. He also learned with the values of respect and trust instilled in Arkansans and holds those values in high regard today.
Brandon’s first job was washing dishes at a local restaurant in junior high. Every day, he finished football practice at 4:30 and went straight to work washing dishes that had piled up between lunch and the start of the dinner shift. His first few weeks as a working kid were (understandably) dreaded, but it was at this job where Brandon learned some valuable lessons: Showing up is half the battle; Work can be messy but rewarding; and never live in a house without a dishwasher.
The skills from a small town in Arkansas helped Brandon better understand what it takes to be a lawyer and run a business. He received his Bachelor’s in Business from Arkansas Tech University, his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and his law degree from Bowen School of Law.
It turns out, getting all those degrees was the easy part! Starting a business and balancing that business with a family is an entirely different challenge. Brandon and his wife Jessica have their hands full with 4 kids: Thomas, Andrew, Betty, and Lyla. The boys are sports fanatics that prefer watching ESPN classic over the Cartoon Network on Saturday mornings. Betty’s favorite pastime is making friends and working a room until all eyes are on her. Betty wakes up with the biggest smile on her face every morning, which is only rivaled by the smile on Brandon’s face when he talks about her. And then there’s Lyla, the baby who very much knows what she can get away with. Lyla is the fiercest and most independent of them all, and it is Brandon’s hope that she stays that way forever. Lyla’s interests include doing everything her older sister Betty does and refusing to go to bed at night.