Brett earned a B.A. in German from Idaho State University in 2000, where he was honored to be the first Fulbright Scholar from that university. In 2000-2001 he taught English in Austria and took classes at the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz. Upon returning home he enrolled in business school and earned an MBA from Brigham Young University in 2003.
He has been tinkering with websites since 1997, and eventually decided to make a career out of his hobby. He is a self-taught programmer, proficient in both front-end and back-end web technologies. Prior to joining the staff at the College of Law he worked as a developer at Fringe Media.