Works with coastal communities and businesses in northeast Michigan to apply science-based knowledge to address Great Lakes and northern Lake Huron issues. Also focuses on Great Lakes education. Counties include Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Alpena, Alcona, Iosco, Arenac and Bay.
- Great Lakes Fisheries
- Natural Resources Education
- Coastal Tourism Development
- Co-author, The Life of the Lakes: A Guide to the Great Lakes Fishery
- Coordinator, Michigan Sea Grant’s Great Lakes Fisheries Leadership Institute, including special sessions for Lake Huron
- Fisheries resource specialist and southeast Michigan field representative for Michigan United Conservation Clubs, 1998-2002
- Staff member, 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, based at Camp Chickagami (near Rogers City)
- Fisheries program assistant, Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
- B.S. Michigan State University
- M.S. Michigan State University
“Northeast Michigan is rich in Great Lakes natural resources, and in my Sea Grant Extension role, it has been extremely exciting to work in partnership with communities to think about how science can help us sustainably benefit from our coastal resources,” Brandon says. Read more about why he believes Michigan Sea Grant makes a difference in the state. This interview is part of a series of articles honoring Michigan Sea Grant Extension educators during the 2016 National Sea Grant College Program’s 50th anniversary celebration.