Kent’s passion for working in the natural environment led to a unique career restoring altered landscapes into functioning ecosystems. In more than 25 years in natural resource management, he has worked on aquatic and terrestrial restoration projects totaling nearly 13,000 acres and covering most eco-regions and watersheds in the Southeastern and Midwestern United States. Notable works include the Soque River Mitigation Bank on where over 9,000 linear feet of tributary streams were re-established from agricultural canals and 46-acres of wetlands were restored on drained hydric soils. Kent is currently managing the project’s operations including seven years of performance monitoring. At Arrowhead Farms in Union County, South Carolina, he is currently managing the implementation for 53-acres of wetland enhancement, 11,000 linear feet of channel restoration and 0ver 500 acres of riparian buffer plantings along the Enoree River.
Kent is a registered Landscape Architect in Georgia and has obtained professional certification with the Society of Wetland Scientists.