Kent is a Colorado native who grew up in Englewood, attended Colorado State College and the University of Northern Colorado. His degrees are in history, historical research, economics and geography.
After teaching for a few years in the 60’s he returned to the family sign business and has operated Smith Sign Studio full time since 1972. As a specialist in gold leaf signs, he wrote the textbook, Gold Leaf Techniques for sign painters which is now in its 4th edition.
After 40 plus years in Greeley he moved his family and business to Estes Park. With an interest in civic involvement, he is now on the board and executive committee of the Estes Chamber of Commerce. He chairs the Entrepreneur Center committee and serves on the Strategic Planning committee for the EDC.
Smith Sign Studio is a Give Back Business Partner with Estes Park Non-Profit Resource Center. on the board and executive committee of the Estes Chamber of Commerce and now their ex-officio representative to the EDC