Brandon has a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business from MacEwan University in Alberta.  He completed a Masters of Science at Thompson Rivers University (2022) studying the effects of fire on reclamation. He examined the use of prescribed burns as a reclamation tool for the recovery of native grasslands on disturbed mine sites.  An additional aspect of his research was advocating for Indigenous fire methodologies and using traditional knowledge to aid research and support continued use of this practice. Brandon was supervised of Lauchlan Fraser,  Wendy Gardner and Courtney Mason.