April was born in Santa Monica, California but was brought to Arkansas when she was four months old and has lived there ever since. She graduated from White Hall High School with honors then continued her education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock receiving a BS degree in Elementary Education. She later added to her education with a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. April has taught for 5 years but is now devoting her time to her children, volunteering in the community, and helping the foundation.
Serving others is a priority for April. She enjoys many church activities such as Sunday School teacher, VBS director, RA leader and serving on several church committees. April volunteers on a regular basis at the school and with her son‘s Boy Scouts. She is Vice President and Calendar Committee Chairman of the Town and Country Civic Club and President of the local American Legion Auxiliary. She also enjoys spending time with her children and friends while camping, fishing, traveling and just overall fellowshipping!
April was married to SSG Stacey Brandon of the Army National Guard who was killed in Iraq in 2004 while serving his country. The incident was just weeks before their 11th anniversary and four days before his 36th birthday. They have two children Johnathan and Brianna. Her experience as a young widow of war will better enable her to serve the foundation with not only a heart for the soldier but also a compassion for the survivors.
April's goal for the foundation is to use her experiences in dealing with the military and her husband's death to help and serve others who are hurting and in need. With God's direction, she wants to reach every person affected by the call to serve our country. She asks for your prayers in reaching this goal.