Kent was born to Polish and Lithuanian parents. Sausages were part of every holiday and family gathering. Raised in Chicago, sausages were everywhere. His first job was working at a hot dog stand on Chicago’s Southside.
As an adult, though not very mature one, he has eaten sausages from Canada to Mexico. He’s eaten sausages in almost all the states of the US.
His business experience has been in the information technology industry. In the 1990’s he began working with commercial internet systems and the combination of that experience with his interest in sausage gave birth to Sausagefest.com.