Employee Spotlight: Aaron Kent

Aaron Kent

NAME: Aaron Kent

POSITION: I’m the Security Supervisor.

HOW LONG AT BTV: A little over two years.

EDUCATION: Missouri Class A Peace Officer certification from Missouri Southern State University. First Line Supervisor and Field Training Officer training from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy. Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Drury University and the University of Phoenix.

DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I protect the residents, buildings and property of BTV. As supervisor, I coordinate the security team’s activities, including scheduling shifts and training. I work directly with BTV administration and the transition team on security related matters.

WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Helping residents and staff when issues arise. Most of all, I look forward to coming to work so I can see and talk with everybody.

WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE IN AT WORK? Making sure the residents and staff feel safe while they are here.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Twelve years as a police officer/deputy sheriff in the patrol division. Bike patrol, Taser instructor and first response team member. Four years as a heavy wheeled vehicle mechanic and wrecker operator in the U.S. Army.

HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND: I grew up in Southern California until the 9th grade. We moved to Cassville, Mo., where I finished the remainder of high school and lived until I joined the Army.

FAMILY: I have a 23-year-old son named Brian and an 11-month-old bullmastiff named Samson.

INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: Mountain biking and redoing vintage and antique bicycles. I am also into antique radios and phonographs.