Brett is a 2004 graduate of Lathrop High School and attended Missouri Western State University until 2006, when he was offered a position at the Lathrop Rural Reporter. He joined the staff of The Clinton County Leader in 2008 and was named the editor in 2017. He has won dozens of awards from the Missouri Press Association, including first place honors for reporting, feature writing, news and sports photography, and page design. In 2015 he won the Missouri Press Association's William E. James Outstanding Young Journalist Award.
Favorite things: Collecting and restoring antique tractors Hunting Reading