Brent is currently serving as a Kane County Commissioner. Prior to Kane County he served as a Kanab City Councilman for six year. After retiring from 32 years in the mining industry he and his wife Kathy moved to Kanab Utah in 2011. Brent was the Human Resources Director, and Safety and Health Director for several mining companies.
Brent was raised in Southern Utah, attending public schools in St. George and Cedar City. He attended Southern Utah State College, now Southern Utah University.
Brent has served on numerous boards and Commissions on a federal, state and local level. He served on the Federal Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee, Nevada State Committee on Higher Education, Great Basin College Advisory Board, Nevada Commission on Sports, Great Basin Hospital Board and others.