Brent was born and raised in the upper Midwest and grew up exploring the rivers, ponds, and forests of Wisconsin and Minnesota. He worked for over a decade teaching environmental education for middle and high school students around the country, including both the east and west coasts. Brent started as a trip leader with ARCC in 2008 and has had the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica, Belize, Hawaii, East Africa, and southern Europe with ARCC programs. As a Regional Director, he now gets to plan these same amazing trips for future students and leaders!
What is your favorite place to have visited?
In college I studied abroad in Australia, New Zealand & Fiji. Australia was amazing! The landscape and wildlife are so unique, and the people are so friendly. Plus the marine ecosystems are absolutely stunning–scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience! I’ve been wanting to go back ever since.
What is on your bucket list?
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. It’s one of the best spots in the world to dive with great white sharks. Crystal clear blue waters, 200′ visibility underwater, and huge sharks the size of SUVs cruising around! Nightmare fuel for some, but one of my dream destinations.
What are you passionate about?
Wildlife and the environment, especially marine conservation. I studied marine biology in college and it’s always been a passion of mine. Travel, adventure, and being outdoors are near the top of my favorite activities list as well.