Brent Brelje has been happily married to his wife, Karen, for over 40 years and has four adopted children. Three of his children have special needs and have received physical, occupational, speech, and mental health therapies. It was Brent and Karen’s exhaustive effort to provide for their children’s needs that led them to found Neurotherapeutics.
Brent received his Civil Engineering degree from UC Davis in 1983 and his engineering career has focused on environmental projects – primarily designing systems for the remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater. He has designed and supervised the construction of multi-million dollar systems throughout the United States and Canada using a wide variety of technologies including air stripping, carbon adsorption, zero valent iron, UV/ozone, permanganate, enhanced reductive dechlorination, ozone sparging, thermal oxidation, resin adsorption, and chemical precipitation.
Although the majority of Brent’s work has been associated with high tech industries and metal manufacturing in the west, he has worked extensively in the northeast where pre-existing conditions and natural gas development caused some domestic wells to produce water that was saturated with methane to the point that the water could be lit on fire.Brent has also worked on numerous hydrocarbon related projects throughout Canada and the north slope of Alaska.
Brent’s hobbies include attempting to manage a small hobby farm with fruit trees, a vineyard, a beehive, chickens, sheep, and a horse. When he is not fixing something at home (or feeding something with four legs) he enjoys traveling with his wife to anyplace warmer with a beach, scuba diving, making wine, and making his grandchildren’s eyes glaze over as he explains the chemistry and physics of the world.