"Solutions nearly always come from the direction you least expect, which means there’s no point trying to look in that direction because it won’t be coming from there."
Brandon Smith is the IT specialist for the CWTS. He enjoys this position because it allows him to use a wide array of his tech skills, like assisting in the creation of Web content and maintaining CWTS’s ever-growing library of equipment.
Brandon is originally from the Finger Lakes region of New York, where most of his family still resides. He is a trained chef, having worked in the restaurant industry since leaving high school. In 2006, he moved to Colorado with his wife so that she could attend the University of Denver. Brandon has also always had a passion for technology, and after moving to Colorado he decided to focus his skills in the tech field and returned to school. He studied software engineering at DeVry University, focusing on game design. Brandon leveraged his technology affinity into a contracting business that included clients like the American Humane Association and many smaller local businesses around Colorado and New York. From network administration to Web design, media production to coding and robotics, he has a vast interest in anything electronic.
Brandon has worked as an independent technology consultant for the past fifteen years. His last contract was with the CWTS, and after realizing he was a good fit for the organization, he opted to stay on as a full-time employee.
In his free time, Brandon takes full advantage of his Colorado home. He is an avid snowboarder and a Red Rocks regular, and he loves to camp and fish across the state. He also enjoys tinkering with technology and built himself a robotics workshop in his house, where he creates LED light arrays, drones, 3D printers, robots, and anything else he can think up.