Brandon was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He spent most of his youth outside, exploring the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range. His favorite subjects from an early age were chemistry and physics, as he has always liked understanding how the universe works on the most fundamental possible level, which is why Brandon decided to study biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington before moving on to become an entrepreneur. This love of chemistry led Brandon to experiment throughout high school and college with the cutting-edge practice of “biohacking” – the application of chemistry to daily life by supplementing with a variety of different compounds used to increase mental and physical performance. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing folk guitar, drinking craft beer, and listening to jazz, specifically Tom Waits.
Daniel was born in Reno, Nevada, where he spent the first 14 years of his life quietly reading anything and everything that he could feasibly get his hands on – in fact, he used to purposely get in trouble with the teacher every day so that he would be kept inside from recess and could finish his books in peace. He moved to North Carolina halfway through freshman year and finished high school there, and is now a senior at Columbia University majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. His interests include, predictably, anything and everything related to the brain and its function, specifically with regard to memory, consciousness, and the biological underpinnings of the human experience, music production and violin (both classical and bluegrass), PC gaming, tennis, abstract expressionism, piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. Rather than pursuing academic science like his parents, Daniel hopes to use and further develop his knowledge of neuroscience to generate products with high practical consumer value which will also help to advance the field of neuroscience as a whole.