Born and raised in Sherman Oaks, CA, it took Brandon 27 years before he developed T1D - living in NYC at age 27, 3,000 miles away from his parents. Three years later, Brandon moved back to California and became the first person in history to livestream his continuous blood glucose during a competitive race when he ran his first half marathon.
Brandon is vice president of product and business development at Tidepool. Tidepool is a non-profit effort to make diabetes data more accessible, actionable, and meaningful by liberating data from diabetes devices, supporting researchers, and providing great, free software to the diabetes community. Tidepool is also developing Tidepool Loop, a hybrid closed loop system for iPhone.
In his volunteer time, Brandon serves on the JDRF International Board of Directors, JDRF's Greater Bay Area Board, and the board of the San Francisco chapter of JDRF’s Young Leadership Committee. Brandon helps organize San Francisco's Walktoberfest, a beer garden that coincides with JDRF's SF OneWalk and raises $15,000 for diabetes research each year. He also serves on the Technology Workgroup of the American Association of Diabetes Educators, and co-organizes the semi-annual DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange diabetes technology conference