Kent started with the City in January 1995 as the Superintendent of the Parks Division. During his 23-year tenure, he has overseen many landscaping, beautification and renovation projects as well as the day to day upkeep of all city parks, recreation facilities, cemeteries, and greenspace areas. Kent received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Georgia in 1986. Over the years he has become an Internationally Certified Arborist, a Nationally Certified Playground Safety Inspector and a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional. He currently maintains those certifications. In 2012, Kent became Parks and Facilities Superintendent as the Facilities Maintenance Division was put under his control. A major milestone in his career include the Lakeshore Gym Renovation and being involved with the conception, development, and completion of the 18-mile Carrollton GreenBelt project. Kent and his wife, Kelly have lived and worked in the area for more than 30 years and have two amazing sons attending high school and college in Carrollton. Kent enjoys mountain biking area trails, cycling the GreenBelt and exploring natural areas with his family. He finds it satisfying to work for the City and this department where he can help to promote new and innovative recreation and conservation opportunities for current and future residents. In June, 2020, Kent was named Parks Director.
Responsible for oversight and management of Operations of all Parks, Facilities, Cemeteries and Natural areas within the City of Carrollton, Greenbelt Development Issues related to Parks, Overseeing the Planning and Renovation of Existing Facilities, New Landscape Development, the Community Service Program and serves as liaison and coordinator of Volunteer Groups related to Parks Projects.