Brandy was born and raised in Arkansas. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in communications management.
Brandy moved to the Quad Cities in 2007. After being a news reporter for seven years here and in Missouri, she joined MidAmerican Energy as the customer communications manager in 2012.
She volunteers at the Leadership Council of the Chamber's Young Professionals of the Quad Cities, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dress for Success, the Rock Island County NAACP, and Relay for Life.