Kent has nearly 40 years of experience working in multiple capacities for arts and cultural organizations and currently holds the position of Manager, Performing Arts/Surrey Civic Theatres for the City of Surrey, a role in which he also oversees the operations of the Surrey Civic Theatres.
He has worked as a Facility Coordinator for the Vancouver East Cultural Centre and served a one-year term as the Interim Managing Director for the 2011 PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver. He also served as a Director on the PuSh Board of Directors for 6 years.
Kent served on the national planning committee for the Creative City Network of Canada Summit for 3 years, and played a key role in presenting the Summit in Surrey in 2016. Prior to PuSh he was Outreach Manager for MusicFest Vancouver.
Before re-locating to BC in 2007, Kent was the Production Manager for the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for 11 seasons, which included coordinating the annual Symphony Under the Sky Festival. He also served for 4 years as Community Festival Liaison on the Edmonton Arts Council Board of Directors, chairing peer juries administering municipal grants to Edmonton festival organizations.
Kent has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre from the University of Alberta.