Brent spent his college years at the University of Texas at Austin in the NROTC program. He majored in Liberal Arts with minors in math and physics. After graduating in 2000 he reported for duty in the Navy. He left as a Petty Officer 2nd Class, Rate - Machinest Mate - Main Propulsion 2, USS Belleau Wood.

Since his time in the Navy, Brent has spent the last 10 years working in the field of Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing as a Project Manager, Business Analyst and Program Manager.  He is currently a Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager at National Instruments.

Brent holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and is versed in managing projects using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Brent got involved with The Jonas Project because he spent time with Jonas in college, as they both attended UT Austin in the ROTC program. “I started at the UT NROTC Unit in August of 1997 and met someone that I will never forget.  I’m volunteering my time for a worthy cause as well as to honor the memory of a true hero, who gave his all…something that’s hard to even fully appreciate. Jonas brought light to the world around him, his family and friends. Those of us who knew him should bring just a little of that in his memory,” says Brent.

He is excited to bring a highly valued and specialized set of skills to any Veteran business. “I am a very logical and critical thinker who is willing to get into the details of a start up business to provide or help uncover insights or feedback.”

Brent lives in Austin, Texas.