Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Masters in Economics and Business from the University of Manitoba, Brent held corporate management roles with the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan and James Richardson International prior to an extended career in senior management with Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.  After retirement, Brent founded Capstone Business Development Ltd which offers consulting services in industrial marketing, business development and strategic transportation planning to clients from a wide variety of heavy industries in North America.

Brent and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Cochrane, AB, have been married 32 years and have three grown children.  Having served their community and congregations in various roles over the years, they are currently serving as Deacons in their local church.