Kent has a B.Com. from the University of Saskatchewan, an MBA from the University of Calgary and is a chartered accountant. He is currently the chief financial officer for a commercial-industrial developer and construction company. Kent spent the previous 14 years in the residential housing industry in both operational and financial roles, including owning and operating his own company.
Kent has been active in his community serving on his community league's board, volunteering with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and as a founding committee member for the Edmonton Fathers’ Day Run for Prostate Cancer Research.
"After watching my mother die a slow, painful and undignified death from cancer I vowed that I would do what I could to help bring about change in Canada so that no one would have to go through such a death without having another option available to them. I believe that Dying with Dignity is a very important voice in the debate in our country over end of life choices and is doing an outstanding job of educating people about this very complex issue."