Brandon started teaching at CELAC in the Fall semester of 2011. He is currently a graduate student at the University of New Mexico pursuing a Master's in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies. Brandon began his ESL teaching career in China where he worked in the cities of Xi'an and Guilin for nearly five years and gained experience teaching secondary through university-level curriculum. Courses he taught in his students' second language at Guangxi Normal University included: Reading, Spoken English, Background in American Culture, Introduction to World History, Business English and English Education.
Brandon's background is in Music, Biology, and Language. He has worked in all three professionally and enjoys pursuing hobbies within the fields as well. He is currently working on a translation of Lao Zi's ancient work, The Tao Te Ching, and is learning the melodies and lyrics to China's national songs using the Peruvian flute or Quena. He loves learning languages and seeks to help his students achieve important academic goals by balancing academic rigor with fun.