Trouble getting SDL2 to compile on m1 mac SOLVED:

I am new to SDL and c programming. I was wondering if anyone can provide a link or source for setting up/ installing SDL2 on an m1 mac? I have not been able to find a guide that details the steps for getting it working on apple silicon.
I have tried installing through homebrew both through rosetta and natively and have followed the build from source instructions described on the SDL installation page.
When i try to compile from the command line using gcc/clang i get an error:

❯ make
gcc -Wall -std=c99 ./src/*.c -lSDL2 -lm -o renderer
ld: library not found for -lSDL2
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
make: *** [build] Error 1

I do have it working well on an older dell laptop running Debian.

Thanks in advance.