Kent is a graduate of Ventura Community High School as well as Iowa State University. He is employed as an agriculture and commercial lender for MBT Bank in Clear Lake.  He has been a banker in Clear Lake/Mason City area since January 1996. He currently serves on The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Clear Lake Township Clerk, President of Clear Lake Noon Lions, North Iowa Sports Authority Board, Habitat For Humanity credit committee and elder of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He makes his home in Ventura, IA with his wife Jennifer. He has an adult daughter and two middle school age sons.  He and his family choose to work and live here as this community offers all the simple things of small town living with all the benefits and perks of a tourist destination and those amenities that come from a larger community. "Best of both worlds."

"The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce is a conduit to keep all facets of the community engaged with each other and a great resource for those looking for guidance."