Brandon Baxter grew up in Lakewood, Ohio and attended Lakewood High School. His early life was difficult in many ways, but in the face of his hardships he became a skilled craftsman, specializing in leatherworking. Identifying strongly with his Blackfoot Native American ancestry, he often attended Native American pow-wows.
Brandon is a loyal friend and passionate individual and this can be seen in every aspect of his grassroots social activism. He has done much work with Food Not Bombs, Occupy Cleveland, and door-to-door outreach programs. Regularly engaging people in enlightening conversations, he has many good friends and a strong sense of community.