Drawn to software development by the interactive and visual adventures of video games from his childhood, Kent pursued a path of software engineering. While traversing this path, he has gained experience rapid-prototyping and creating interactive experiences and software tools.
Before joining MAYA, Kent worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, developing, testing, and sustaining software based interactions/attractions.
At MAYA, Kent looks for opportunities to combine his software engineering skills with his interests in cognition, human behavior, building in any artistic medium, and story-telling to create meaningful experiences.
Masters of Entertainment Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
BA, Computer Science, Hiram College
Places I’ve worked
Walt Disney Imagineering
Places I’ve Lived
San Francisco, CA
Outside of MAYA
Doing something physically active (running, swimming, biking, rock climbing, and anything else that catches my fancy), mentally active (writing and chatting about philosophy, societal norms and how they came to be), and exploring various mediums of expression (lighting, glass blowing, photography, clay work, carpentry, etc.).
Favorite Places to Visit
Traveling anywhere can be a great experience. Seeing the natural landscapes of different areas and learning how the people of those areas go about their lives. It is always fascinating to experience the similarities and differences of places and people. My next ventures will take me to countries I have yet to experience.
Earliest Memory of Using Something High-Tech
My earliest memory using something high-tech is playing Super Mario World for the Super Nintendo.