Brunkhorst is a native Ottawa County resident. He graduated from
Salem-Oak Harbor High School in 1966 and from the University of
Toledo with a BS in Engineering in 1970.
Mr. Brunkhorst worked in the Ottawa County Engineer's office
from June, 1968, through March, 1981, initially as a summer
intern and then as a Deputy Engineer beginning in January 1971.
In 1981, Mr. Brunkhorst founded Brunkhorst Engineering
Consultants, Inc. which he left to become
Ottawa County Engineer in 2004.
He is currently a member of the Ottawa County Improvement
Corporation, the Ottawa County Township Trustees and Clerks