New Employees, Our People

EERC Welcomes Brent Lahr

Brent Lahr is a Senior Software Development Engineer at the EERC, where he works on a team of programmers and database administrators who develop software and websites for internal and external clients. He is responsible for designing, creating, testing, troubleshooting, and maintaining software applications (desktop, web-based, and mobile), many of which are database-driven. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from UND. Prior to his position at the EERC, he served as a Systems Engineering Manager at Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Brent’s principal areas of interest and expertise include web, desktop, and mobile application development; SQL Server database design and query development; and Agile software development methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile Framework, and Test-Driven Development.

The opportunity to contribute to software development at the EERC interested Brent in this role. He enjoys problem-solving, learning new things, and working with clients and team members to provide new solutions. Brent previously worked at the EERC from 2008 to 2014 as a Programmer Analyst and Research Information Systems Manager. He is excited to be rejoining the EERC working with new and familiar faces. 

Brent grew up on a small dairy farm in Sauk Centre​​​​​​, Minnesota. He moved to Grand Forks in 2001 to attend UND and studied Aviation Management. He and his wife Amy have six children ranging in age from 1 to 13 years old. He enjoys spending time with his family, biking, gardening, camping, fishing, reading, and brewing beer.

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