Kent is a founding partner of the law firm of Heban, Sommer & Murphree, LLC, which is located in downtown Rossford. He has lived in Rossford for approximately 11 years with his wife, Susan (Schick), who is a Rossford High School graduate. They have three sons, Jackson, Reed, and Garette, who all attend Rossford Schools. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Rossford Public Library and serves as a volunteer varsity assistant basketball coach for Rossford High School. Kent holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo where he played basketball from 1990 to 1992, having attended junior college at Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas from 1988 to 1990 where he played basketball for his father, Ron Murphree. He received his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1995 and is licensed to practice in Ohio and Michigan.