Kent Rector

Education and professional background
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Fort Lewis College (cum laude).

Professional experience

  • San Juan Mountains Association's Cultural Site Stewardship and Trail Program
  • AmeriCorps NCCC
  • Bremer County Conservation


  • National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP)
  • Iowa DNR Flat-water Canoe
  • Iowater
  • Iowa Association of Naturalists
  • Greater Burlington Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Leopold Heritage Group
  • North American Association for Environmental Education
  • National Association for Interpretation

Employed with DMCC since January 2013

Why did you choose this particular line of work?

"It was an easy choice for me, I’ve always had a deep respect and reverence for nature. Working for DMCC allows me to continue to learn and interact with the natural world in ways that I could not experience in any other line of work."

What do you like most about your job?
"Before working for the county I was primarily involved with teaching adults and college students about cultural and natural preservation. Working with the county I get to see that spark for the natural world ignite and grow in our younger students, that’s really exciting and fun to be a part of."

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Kent Rector

Environmental Education / Public Relations Manager

Phone: 319-753-5808

Cell: 319-768-8057