He may very well be legit, but a "google" of his e-mail address shows in other posts at other sites, someone using the exact same e-mail address claimed to be Mike a restaurant owner, not Brandon the college student. I’d suggest if Brandon/Mike has some genuine questions he would be better off posting them instead of e-mailing folks.
Agreed. He and I have exchanged a couple of emails tonight, and again, he seems sincere. As an administrator, you need to take action if you think he’s abusing the site.