Kent Knowles with RCV's education Gyrfalcon "Lilli". Photo by Leah Pellegrino

Kent Knowles with RCV's education Gyrfalcon "Lilli". Photo by Leah Pellegrino

President, Kent Knowles

Kent and several other dedicated and able individuals founded the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia (RCV) in 1998; Kent is the President.  Kent is a former raptor rehabilitator and Master Falconer. Kent oversees all of RCV's education efforts, providing hundreds of hours of educational presentations to groups throughout northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland, and cares for RCV's education birds.

Kent retired as a senior federal government employee some years ago. In addition, he is a retired Navy Reserve JAG Captain, has been in private practice as a lawyer, and served a term as President of the International Trade Association of Northern Virginia. Kent also headed the Wildlife Rescue League of Virginia for 8 years, and was a long time Director of the Virginia Falconers' Association (now retired).

Kent earned his B.A. in Psychology, cum laude, from Amherst College in 1957, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1963.