Brandon Porter has always had an interest in space since receiving his first telescope as a child. It only showed him faint, fuzzy stars and an oblong Saturn, but he continued to explore and learn. He is an Eagle Scout recipient and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a member of a local astronomy club in eastern North Carolina and enjoys sharing the view through his telescope and what he knows with the general public. He organizes regular public club events as well as special activities and projects for club members.