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Brandon Laine Wilson, American writer, advertising and public relations consultant, explorer. award University Pitts; award U.K; awards Internat; award National Geog. Member (accreditation) Public Relations Society of America, Society of Friends, Mensa, International Campaign for Tibet, Amnesty International Journeyedlength of Africa overland (Ceuta to Cape Town), 1990.

Background

Wilson, Brandon Laine was born on October 2, 1953 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Edgar C. and Mary Beth (Tuttle) Wilson.

Education

Bachelor, U. North Carolina, 1973. Certified American Academy Dramatic Arts, 1974. actor stage manager, lighting, Red Barn Theatre, Little Patriot Theatre, Pittsburgh, 1969-1970, actor, Carolina Playmakers, Chapel Hill, 1971-1973, Assistant accountant executive Hill & Knowlton Public Rels., Pittsburgh, 1973. Director video Seattle Repertory Theatre/2d Stage Theatre, 1975-1976.

Assistant director, videographer public Broadcasting Network, Chapel Hill, 1976-1977, wrote 7 long-format videos for Sheraton Hotels Hawaii, Japan, wrote and produce numerous television commercial. Director advertising and television Prodn.N.Am. Films, Eugene, Oregon, 1977-1979.

General manager Boulder Community Cooperatives, 1980-1981. Public information officer, assistant to mayor City of Barrow, Alaska, 1981-1982. Director advertising and promotion Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, Anchorage, 1983-1985.

Manager marketing communications General Telephone and Electric, Honolulu, 1986-1987. Vice president, senior copywriter, producer Peck, Sims, Mueller Advertising (Northwest Ayer affiliate), Honolulu, 1987-1989. President, creative director Wilson & Association, Inc., Hawaii, 1987, president Brandon Wilson Literature Superior vena cava syndrome, 1991.

Career

Intern Hill & Knowlton, Pittsburgh, 1973. Video director Seattle Repertory Theatre/2d Stage Theatre, 1975—1976. Videographer WUNC-television (Public Broadcasting Service), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1976—1977.

Writer, producer North America Films, Eugene, Oregon, 1977—1979. General manager Boulder Community Cooperatives, 1980—1981. Writer, producer City of Barrow, Alaska, 1981—1982.

Director promotion Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau, 1983—1985. Manager marketing GTE, Honolulu, 1986—1987. Vice president, senior writer and producer PeckSimsMueller (Northwest Ayer ), 1987—1989.

Consultant, writer and creative director Wilson and Associate, Inc., since 1987.

Achievements

  • Achievements include journeyed length of Africa overland, 1990. Half of first western couple to hike 1000 kilometers Himalayas from Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, 1992. Climbed Mount Nyragongo, Congo, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Mount Olympus, Greece, Mount Everest Base Camp, Tibet, Mount Miyajima, Japan.

    Climbed Crough Patrick, Ireland, Te Rua Manga, Rarotonga, Mount Goldeck, Austria, Mount Zeus, Greece, High Tatras, Czechosolavkia, Mount Democrat, Co. Rafted down Zambezi River. Tracked mountain gorillas in Congo.

    Journeyed overland from South America to United States. Explored Eastern Europe, 1989. Hiked Alps and Pyrennees, 1996, 2003.

    Pilgrimage hike Camino de Santiago across Spain, 1999. First American to trek 1150-mile via Francigena pilgramage-Canterbury, England to Rome 2000, 2002. Hiked Italian Dolomites to Czech Republic, 2001.

    Trekked 400-mile St. Olav's Way across Norway, 2004. Trekked 3500 miles France to Jerusalem, 2006.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Director: (plays) Benito Cereno, 1975-1976, Made for television, 1975-1976. Writer and producer: (films) Sasquatch, 1977-1979. Mystery of the Sacred Shroud, 1977-1979.

      Buffalo Rider, 1977-1979. Author: Yak Butter Blues: A Tibetan Trek of Faith, 2004, second edition, 2005, Dead Men Don't Leave Tips: Adventures X Africa, 2005. Contributor to anthologies.

      Actor: (plays) Period of Adjustment, Any Wednesday, The Great Society. Contributor articles to national magazines and newspapers. Travel writer international public adventure, photographer magazines, newspapers, and internet.

      Contributor to periodicals. Videographer, videographer: General Assembly Today, 1976.

Membership

Member (accreditation) Public Relations Society of America, Society of Friends, Mensa, International Campaign for Tibet, Amnesty International Journeyedlength of Africa overland (Ceuta to Cape Town), 1990.

Connections

Married Cheryl Ann Keefe, June 23, 1989.

father:
Edgar C. Wilson

mother:
Mary Beth (Tuttle) Wilson

spouse:
Cheryl Ann Keefe