Brent is a dual nationally certified interpreter and CODbA (Child of a Deaf-Blind Adult). Having one hearing and one Deaf parent afforded him the opportunity to grow up as a bilingual using both English and ASL.
Since starting his interpreting career at Gallaudet University in 1999, Brent has worn several professional hats: interpreter, coordinator, advocate, mentor, and presenter. However, his current position as owner/CEO of Equal Access Resources is his proudest achievement. E.A.R. was founded in 2013 to educate, advocate, and inspire service providers and practitioners to gain a better understanding of the Deaf and Deafblind communities they serve.
Through online and social media platforms, Brent has educated thousands of service providers, students, and practitioners through access to resources and information that will help bridge cultural and linguistic gaps between the hearing and Deaf worlds.
Today, Brent continues to travel abroad presenting workshops, training and mentoring service providers about equal access for the Deaf and Deafblind.