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Kevin Kent, Ph.D.

Creative Director, Vivayic

Gainesville, Florida

Dr. Kevin Kent developed a love and appreciation for agriculture while growing up in the rural Florida panhandle. He earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural education and communication, specializing in communication and leadership development, from the University of Florida in 2010. Dr. Kent later earned two terminal degrees: a Master’s of Fine Arts in Media Design from Full Sail University (2014) and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Education and Communication from the University of Florida (2021). Prior to his current role, he has worked as the assistant director of the Florida FFA Association and later as an instructional assistant professor at the University of Florida.

As creative director at Vivayic, Dr. Kent leads the company’s creative efforts in developing innovative and effective client solutions as well as internal branding and marketing initiatives. Dr. Kent is an experienced graphic designer, videographer, and motion graphics artist. Additionally, he is an expert in design thinking, branding, and organizational leadership.

Dr. Kent and his partner Jarred live in Gainesville, Florida, with their dog, Zoe. He is a big-time Star Wars fan, former race car driver, and connoisseur of Mexican food.

Tobin Redwine, Ph.D.

Learning Analyst Functional Leader, Vivayic

Montgomery, Texas

Dr. Tobin Redwine grew up on a farm in Lazbuddie, a rural community in Northwest Texas. After serving as the Texas FFA President in 2003-2004, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Leadership and Development at Texas A&M University in 2008. While there he developed an affinity for ugly shirts and cheesy jokes. He earned a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Communications at Texas Tech University in 2009, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications at Texas A&M in 2014.

Dr. Redwine is currently the Lead Learning Analyst for Vivayic, a learning solutions company. He joined Vivayic after nine years as an instructor, professor and scholar in agricultural communications. Most recently, Dr. Redwine was a professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications at Texas A&M University, where he still holds a faculty appointment. Redwine continues to teach and research communications, leadership, advanced pedagogy, and international agricultural development in support of Vivayic’s mission to build others’ capacity to do good.

As leader of the learning analysis and strategy team for Vivayic, Dr. Redwine lives at the intersection of data, stories, and people. He combines a love of meaningful storytelling with practical research to create rigorous learning experiences and creative solutions to serve people and organizations facing challenges.

He and his wife Shanna live in Montgomery, Texas, with their four children and assorted livestock and critters on a small farm known more for noise than profit.

Dr. Redwine has been awarded internationally as a teacher and researcher and is perpetually sharing his best dad jokes. He is also a freelance journalist, photographer, lead guitar player for the best local jam band you’ve never heard of, and an amateur habanero salsa maker.

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