I’ve been on over a hundred press trips and have met all kinds of characters and with the exception of my wife, the best person I ever met was Kent E St John. He was one of the most genuine, sincere and loveable guys around and I am heartbroken to learn that he has passed away.
My brother described him the best after I sent him on a trip to Papua New Guinea a few years ago and Kent was on the trip. When he returned, he said, “That guy Kent should be the president of the world.” That’s the kind of guy Kent was.
Kent used to tell me he was one of my biggest fans and he was one of the first people to write about JohnnyJet.com. But in reality, I was his biggest fan and always recommended him for any trip. Afterwards the PR person always thanked me for the introduction.
Words can’t accurately describe Kent but it seems appropriate that he passed away on Thanksgiving. I’m so thankful he was an influential and inspiring part of my life.