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Brandon Dawson

Experienced broadcasting, marketing, and media pro. I love collaboration, creativity, and making good things better.
Member since 2021


  • Durham, NC




Brandon is available for

I'd love to collaborate with creative folks on turning amazing ideas into real things in the world. I'm interested in storytelling, long-form journalism, audio production and sound-design, and the challenges of helping a new creation or voice find its audience.
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Brandon

After starting out in radio at the tender age of 16, Brandon worked as an on-air DJ at just about every format (and almost every station) in his hometown of Boise, Idaho until leaving radio fifteen years later. He hung with Willie on his tour bus, drank moonshine with Son Volt, and he may have given Shirley Manson of Garbage pneumonia (long story). Since those early days Brandon has gone ’round the world as a tour manager for a few bands. He’s been (among a few other things) a builder of houses, a welder of locomotives, the CEO of a natural beverage startup, and the president of an advertising agency. What you might call “a lack of focus” Brandon calls “curiosity.” But whatever you call it, it all comes into play as the creator and host of The Distiller, where Brandon brings a deep curiosity about, and a profound respect for, all the different ways we think of “work.” For more information on Brandon’s work outside The Distiller, please visit his personal website:

Brandon's Portfolio



  • Acting
  • Hosting
  • Interviewing
  • Marketing
  • Mentoring
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Show Development
  • Story Editing
  • Voiceover


  • Apogee Duet
  • MOTU Digital Performer 10 DAW
  • SoundDesign MixPre 6
  • Shure SM7b
  • Rode NT2