Brandon, 20 years old, is an artist, actor, and model. He doesn’t let an extra chromosome hold him back. In high school he loved academics and to be challenged. But, Brandon’s true accomplishments are in the arts. In elementary school, he discovered his love of painting and has been an artist ever since. Brandon has also acted in 101 plays, modeled for publications, magazines and books and was featured in PEOPLE magazine "Heroes Among Us" and in 2016, in a special edition American Heroes PEOPLE magazine. He auditioned for and was selected to be in a star-studded celebrity fashion show in Denver and Washington D.C. Brandon was a featured model for The Be Beautiful Be Yourself, Jet Set event and shared the red carpet with several stars including Quincey Jones, Jamie Foxx and Leona Lewis .
Brandon’s Capitola Venetian art piece received 1st place for all 8th grade students of a 7,000 student Brentwood City-Wide Art contest. His art was awarded for its depth, detail and lavish colors. He also received The Yes I Can! International award for the Arts category as the only recipient with Down syndrome in the United States for all categories given. Brandon loves to draw destination places he visited and he hopes to continue taking classes and expand his creative talents in media and web design.