Bret was born and raised in Belgrade, Montana. Bret moved to Alabama after receiving a full ride to Central Alabama on a baseball scholarship. Bret decided to hang up the cleats after two years of playing college baseball to pick up a calculator and begin working in public accounting. Graduating from Auburn University, at the Montgomery campus, Bret has been in public accounting for nearly 20 years. Bret has worked ranging from small firms to a top 20 firm gaining great experience before starting his own practice. Bret’s experience ranges from audit work to business consulting to tax preparation. Despite having a great array of public accounting experience, Bret has taken to focusing on the small business industry ranging from a doctor’s office to restaurants & everything in between. Bret has a passion for watching the small business owner succeed and accomplish both business & personal goals.