Kent is a Denver native, raised in an outdoors family. He attended Western State College, earning a B.A. and M.A. in Business Administration. From there he entered banking where his career spanned 40 years, with the last 30 years in sourcing and managing business relationships. With a penchant for helping non-profits, in 1993 the Colorado Non-Profit Association awarded him their top award, the “William Funk Award for Building Community,” for work largely involved with Hispanic non-profits. As to the outdoors, Kent worked 4 years in Alaska in his 20s, leveraging his emerging banking experience into untold fishing and hunting opportunities. Kent then came back to Colorado, married Linda, and helped to raise 3 daughters. He loves flyfishing and hunts elk, deer, pheasants and turkeys. Kent’s wildlife advocacy involved working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife committees (the Sportsmen Advisory group, Big Game Licensing Working Group, Front Range Recreational Shooting MOU, Shooting Range Grants Committee, Sportsmen’s Roundtable and Bighorn/Domestic Sheep Working Group. With Colorado Wildlife Federation he has served on the Board for years in positions of President and Treasurer.