Brandi started dancing at the age of three and found a love for clogging at the age of five and started teaching at the age of 16. During her youth, she danced with the Wild West Cloggers, Steele Family Cloggers, and the Xtreme Power Teams from the Castleview School of Dance. In 1999 she joined the International Folk Ensemble Clog America and became the Dance Director in 2013. Her travels with Clog America and AFE have taken her across North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
Brandi has won multiple individual and team Grand Champion Clogging awards. In 2002, after 10 years of consecutive high freestyle scores, she was inducted into the America on Stage All-American Hall of Fame. She currently serves as the Chairman for the All-American Program and Hall of Fame. She is also the promoter of The Utah State Clogging Championships and was co-director of the AAU Junior Olympic Games Clogging Competition.
Brandi started teaching clogging at the age of 16. In 1994 she became a certified member of the Center Stage National Faculty. This certification opened doors that allowed her to teach at workshops and dance camps throughout the western United States. She has taught at several studios in the Salt Lake Valley including Dance Attack and Castleview School of Dance. She is currently the director of Starz Unlimited, a non-profit dance studio in Salt Lake City. Her Competition Clogging Teams have won multiple High Score and Overall Grand Champion Awards in competitions throughout Utah. She has been named a Director of The Year by America on Stage for the past 22 years.
Brandi is the proud Aunt of 3 beautiful nieces and mom to two rambunctious Labradoodle puppies.
Before becoming the Artistic Director for AFE, Brandi was an Elementary School Teacher and Technology Coach for 17 years. She has a BS degree in Elementary Education from the University of Utah, and an M.Ed In Educational Technology from Lesley University.