Bretton attended High School at Huntington North H.S. in Huntington, IN. He enjoys playing sports, mostly golf, football and basketball. He is currently a senior in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with concentrations in Synoptic Meteorology and Atmospheric Chemistry. Originally he majored in Engineering with aspirations in Nuclear Engineering. He changed his major after 3 semesters to EAS because of a fading interest in engineering. Currently he is working on Indiana's Standardized Precipitation Index, as well as working some with Shawn on a BMP project, and responding to data requests from the iclimate website.