Branson is a Qualified Mental Health Professional and holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from Appalachian State University. No stranger to the therapeutic living environment having spent 5 years in therapeutic programs and schools as a direct care staff, logistics coordinator, recreation specialist, and as a supervisor.
Branson has more than 11 years of youth and young adult experience in various capacities. Before joining Asheville Academy for Girls in 2014, Branson worked for a diverse range of organization, including summer camps, local government, and therapeutic boarding schools. Drawing on years of experience, Branson helps students and staff to set and obtain goals.