Brett hails from Portland, Oregon and initially encountered Torchbearers when he attended Capernwray Hall and Tauernhof after being invited by close friends. Through his time spent at Tauernhof in 2010 as a ski instructor, he was inspired to be able to share the love of Christ while enjoying His great outdoors, and soon after applied to Multnomah University in Portland, OR. While studying to earn his Bachelors of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies at Multnomah University, he spent a few years interspersed working at Tauernhof as a Ski and Upward Bound instructor in Austria. There he met his wife, Rachel, in 2013. After falling deeply in love with her in her home country of Switzerland, the two were married in August 2014, and were joined by their son Finn the following August. They are expecting another boy this coming August. Brett loves spending time adventuring in God’s creation with his family, whether it be skiing, rock climbing, trail running or hiking.