I became a Celebrant early 2017 and was immediately engaged as an independent funeral celebrant by a couple of Funeral Directors, officiating funerals and memorials.

A gratifying journey of compassion with families to help celebrate a loved one, and collaborate with industry partners to help the ceremony be seamless.

Hi Brent.  You did such an impressive job depicting my Dad that I’d like to include it in his family tree.  We loved your words and they helped send Dad off in a very human manner.  We were lucky you were recommended to us.  Thank you.  You’re very good at what you do.
– Jude H

Officiating weddings and vow renewals evolved by referral bookings.

Again, a rewarding opportunity to creating a couples ‘happily ever after’ dream come to actuality.

The way Brent engaged the couple and guests when the rings had been left behind was just brilliant.  The situational hilarity and laughter called for impromptu wit and humour that you adapted to fit into the ceremony, versus stand out.  And you did that with such calmness and professionalism that made the wedding something to be always talked about.  Absolutely awesome Brent, thank you.

– Clinton & Ruby

During November 2020, I took up a full-time role as a Funeral Director with Academy Funeral Services.  It was an opportunity to expand my Celebrant attributes and collaborate further within an industry that encompasses funeral services for grieving families.

I have a Diploma of Celebrant Studies and am a validated member of the Celebrants Association of New Zealand (VCANZ).

I have owned/operated a primary aged childcare business; led a quality and business transformation team for a logistics company in Dubai; case managed family dispute resolution co-ordination; and facilitated and mentored a life skills programme to youth at Linwood College.

I balance life with freelance illustrating, adventure traveling, and strumming the ukulele.

Married to Claire, we have two adult children.