Bret grew up in Laguna Beach, California, where from an early age he embraced Laguna Beach’s artistic and creative culture. While growing up he toured homes with his parents who worked in residential development and remembers his father would quiz him about what was right and wrong in every floor plan they walked through. After high school he studied at University of Colorado and in 2004 earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Mass Communication. As a student he wrote and photographed for the University of Colorado's newspaper and Northern Colorado's Greely Tribune. After college he returned to California, and worked for one of the nation’s largest home builders. After several years of working in land acquisition he began working as an independent consultant where he collaborated with his family’s business the Englander Company, assisting several developers with market research, marketing, land acquisition and product development.
In 2009 Bret and two of his childhood best friends established Cerno. Cerno is and industrial design company that specializes in designing and manufacturing modern LED light fixtures. Bret and his two business partners, Nick Sheridan and Daniel Wacholder, are passionate about modern design, manufacturing product responsibly in the USA and creating a progressive and innovative work place comprised of an amazing team.
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