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Kent Laughlin

Growing up in suburban Dallas, I made a choice at a young age to sustain an active lifestyle by being involved in organized sports and frequenting local parks to run, bike, and fish. I came to understand, as a young adult, the importance of being motor-vehicle independent, and I began to notice my interests for active living and bicycle-oriented community planning. These interests became my motivation as I attended college to pursue a degree in landscape architecture, and as naturally as the Natural State itself, I fell in love with Northwest Arkansas and the Ozarks. What sold me, though, were the beginnings of the Razorback Regional Greenway, and my first experience living in a community that featured a trail network and even plans for further expansion. Six years later, the Razorback Greenway has become a reality and beyond imagination, and my passion for active transportation and living has grown alongside the greenway.

Biography

Kent is a recent graduate of the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture program with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. Following his graduation, Kent volunteered through AmeriCorps, participating in the National Park Service Community Assistance Fellowship program. As a fellow, he worked with the River, Trails, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program, focusing his attention on water and soft surface trail planning, and the recreational development of different communities’ “special places.” He brings experience in community outreach and education, as well as experience in graphic support and design.