Born and raised in Washington Court House, Ohio and Fayetteville, North Carolina, Braeden started playing trombone in the seventh grade and continued into college as a Music Education major. In 2020, he wanted to march a season of drum corps, and so he went to Golden Empire to start. Obviously, due to the pandemic, the season was cut before it even started, but Braeden was able to meet some cool people who he will have connections with for the rest of my life -- some even showing up at Blue Devils 'B'!
Braeden has had one year of teaching experience with Golden West High School, located in Visalia, CA, as a brass and visual tech.
After graduating high school, Braeden attended California State University, Fresno as a Music Education major. While at Fresno State, he has been a part of their Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Gary P. Gilroy, the Bulldog Beat scholarship ensemble, under Steve McKeithen's leadership, the Bulldog Marching Band, under the direction of Steve McKeithen, and lastly the FSU Trombone Choir, under the direction of Stephen Ivany.