Kent was born in Alexandria, MN on 3/23/1980 and grew up in the heart of walleye fishing country. He attended school in Wisconsin graduating from Amery High School in the Spring of 1998. Kent moved back to Alexandria, MN in Fall of 1999 to learn Marine & Small Engine Mechanics attending Alexandria Technical College. Graduating in the Spring of 2001, Kent worked for Warrior Boats from 2000 to 2004.
From 2004-2011 he worked for the family construction company in Amery WI. When the opportunity came up to help the new owners of Warrior Boats in 2011, he was hired as National Sales Manager. It has been a challenging career path for Kent, but offers endless opportunities to meet and become friends with many great people.
Fishing, More than A Hobby:
Kent started fishing as soon as he could hold a fishing rod. Any chance he had he could be found sitting on the dock or in his boat on the lake. At the age of 14 he started fishing tournaments with his father, well know tournament pro David A. Andersen. Once he got competitive angling in his blood he has never looked back.
He married Beth, the love of his life, in February of 2008. The reason for picking February was there was no tournaments that month. On 2/24/2014 they were blessed with a son. Jacob has, according to his parents, been ‘a blast’. From age 3 he has wanted to go fishing any chance he gets. When Kent is not home Jacob even ‘fishes’ during bath time, or gets his kids pole and casts dog toys to the family’s 2 yellow labs.
Kent fishes the Cabela’s National Walleye Tour & AIM Weekend Walleye Series.
At his favorite tournament in Northern MN in the fall, he fishes with his wife.
Kent assists 2-3 Veteran Support Organizations helping run events for American Heroes Outdoors
Kent films up to 6 television shows with Larry Smith Outdoors each year.
Fishing, Hunting, & hanging out with Beth & Jacob. Kent enjoys any and everything to do with the fishing industry and states one of his life goals is to introduce as many people as he can to the great outdoors.
Professional Angling Sponsors:
Warrior Boats, Inc
Worldwide Marine Insurance
Angler’s Pal Electronics Mounts
Strategic Fishing Systems