Kent attended Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles in the early 60's before moving to New York City in 1966 to continue his studies at the Art Students League where he studied with several renowned artists and eventually apprenticed with Frank Mason. His main focus was portrait painting. Kent spent 20 years in Santa Fe, NM where he pursued a career as a portrait painter. Moving to Ojai in 1987, Kent worked for 18 years in Los Angeles in the commercial casting field. In 2001, Kent began working at Ojai Valley Athletic Club as weekend manager. In 2007 Kent became a full time employee of the Club when he accepted the post of Membership Director. Before becoming a Club employee Kent was a Club member and an avid weight training enthusiast. Kent loves sharing the Club with new members, meeting people new to Ojai as well as meeting long time residents. Kent loves the Club and enjoys working with all the members of the staff as well as living in beautiful Ojai.