Ben Branson

Ben Branson is the grandson of Donald and Ruby Branson.  Ben grew up in Lone Pine, California graduating from Lone Pine High School, then received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from New York University in 2000.  After University, Ben attended Whittier Law School and was admitted to the California Bar in 2010, Arizona Bar in 2012, and the Utah Bar in 2017.  As a practicing attorney, Ben lives with his family in Phoenix, Arizona.  Ben enjoys spending time with his family and helping others through the Branson Foundation.

Matthew Branson

Matthew Branson is the grandson of Donald and Ruby Branson. He grew up in Lone Pine, CA and attended Purdue University for College. While attending Purdue, he majored in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. He currently works as a pilot for Southwest Airlines. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, flying, and spending time with his pets.

Elizabeth Branson

Elizabeth Branson is the granddaughter of Donald and Ruby Branson. She was born and raised in Lone Pine, CA. She has a BA in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA. She is currently the Manager of Lone Pine Communications. As a Mom of 2 growing children her interests include the arts, the environment, traveling and gardening.

Executive Committee

Bruce Branson

Bruce Branson is the son of Donald and Ruby Branson. Bruce was born in Bishop, California and has lived most of his life in Lone Pine. He has a BS in Microbiology from Cal Poly, Pomona, and a MPA in Public Administration from University of Arizona Tucson. He has worked as a lab tech and as a nursing home administrator, and Manager of Lone Pine Television. He is currently retired and spends time involved in his interests of local history, gardening, and his family.

Dorothy Branson

Dorothy Branson was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved to California as a young girl. She met Bruce while attending Cal Poly, Pomona. They have lived in Lone Pine almost 30 years. Dorothy has a BS in business from Cal Poly, Pomona, and an MA in special education from Cal State Bakersfield. She taught in Lone Pine for 20 years and is now the part time reading intervention teacher. Her interests include gardening, reading, traveling, and her family.

Jim Johnson

James Johnson was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BS and MBA from the University of New Mexico. Retired pharmacist and lives in Alabama with his wife.