Trent is a native of Conway and a graduate of Conway Christian High School.
He attended college at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and graduated from the Honors Scholars Program. While in college, Trent led a team of students that mentored incarcerated youth at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center. He also spent a summer in Washington, D.C. interning for Congressman Steve Womack and Senator John Boozman.
After graduating college, he served in newly-elected Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office advising on policy issues as well as working with the legislature and state agencies.
Trent left the Governor’s Office to attend law school at the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where he served as President of the school’s chapter of The Federalist Society as well as Chair of the Moot Court Board. While in law school, Trent began working for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
In 2019, Trent was named to the inaugural class of the Arkansas Public Service Academy, a joint endeavor of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Clinton School of Public Service. The Public Service Academy works to build leadership skills and prepare lawyers for public service in Arkansas.
After becoming a licensed attorney, Trent ran Congressman French Hill’s successful 2020 re-election campaign. He returned to the Attorney General’s Office and serves as an Assistant Attorney General in the Public Protection Department. Trent currently works to protect consumers from businesses taking advantage of Arkansans.