Brent's specialties include, but aren't limited to, computers, agriculture, automotive service, truck driving, and archery.
Brent's interests include hunting, fishing, driving, martial arts, computers, console gaming, and classic cars.
Brent received his Bachelor of Arts degree in German in May of 2004, including a minor in Russian.
Brent obtained a second Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of North Dakota in May of 2007.
Brent received his Programming Certificate from the University of Phoenix in November of 2015.
From the earliest stages of his life, Brent has a great depth of firsthand knowledge when it comes to all things agriculture. His grandparents, along with his aunt and uncle on his mother's side, have lived on a small farm just a few miles north of Carson, ND, where he learned the basic fundamentals of farming and the raising of livestock. From there, his mother married his step-father and they moved from the city of Bismarck to a farm home situated approximately eight miles north of Elgin, ND. This was a rather large farming operation where Brent had many opportunities to help his step-father in daily farm chores, as well as the more complex tasks such as running a tractor, learning how to weld, and basic automotive maintenance. During his high school years, Brent landed a job at the local John Deere dealership where he helped the main shop mechanics with day to day projects and would even be given small jobs of his own to complete. After graduating high school, he went on to attend the University of North Dakota to study foreign languages. During the summer breaks, Brent traveled back home to help an old family friend with his and his son's farming operations. This is where he gained the strong understanding of agriculture that remains with him to this day. After his graduation from the university and because of the somewhat bleak outlook for the degree that he earned, Brent took a job on a farm not far from his hometown of Elgin, in the neighboring town called New Leipzig. Here he would spend nearly a decade working and essentially learning how to effectively run the entire farm alone, in the case that his boss wouldn't be there for an extended period of time. It is here that Brent really became great at becoming a farm manager.
Brent's presentation experience was started in his early stages of high school within the English department of his class. Here he would delve into the basics of what presentations needed to have in order to be effective in being received by any audience. Though there weren't too many projects at this time in his educational career, it would help propel him forward for what was to come in future presentations when he would attend the University of North Dakota. Once Brent graduated high school, he started his college career at UND and also took classes that encapsulated what he had previously learned in high school and took those fundamentals and greatly improved upon his knowledge of what and how a professional presentation should essentially be presented. While attending UND, Brent also enrolled in Air Force ROTC to test the waters of what a military life would be like. Here is where he gained the most confidence and professionalism in terms of projecting himself through his words, but more so in his presentations he prepared for the in-class sessions pertaining to particular aircraft the Air Force was operating or planning to operate in the future. Along with ROTC, Brent also engaged largely in his English, German, and Russian classes and was presented with many opportunities to offer presentations to his class. This tested Brent on a daily basis, as he was not only dealing with his native syntax of English, but also of two foreign languages as well. Brent saw this as a great opportunity to advance not only his understanding of how to effectively reach an audience with a presentation, but to also gain an expert understanding of how to use languages in general to provide the best presentation possible.