Trent is the Senior National Military Relations Manager for American Intercontinental University. At AIU, he is the faculty advisor for their chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA). He is the former president of the Georgia Advisory Council on Military Education (GA-ACME) and served as the secretary for COMETS from 2010 to 2012. He currently serves in an advisory role for legislative issues for the State of Georgia as part of the Southeast Council on Military Education (SECOME) and is the Vice President for the Council on Military Education in the South (COMETS).

Trent has a Master's of Science Degree in Administration and a graduate certificate in Training and Development from Central Michigan University. Trent and his wife are veterans of the U.S. Army and both grew up as military dependents. They have two sons and reside in Roswell, GA.