Kent Coules comes to Hagadone Hawaii with 30 years experience working for and with publishing companies. He started his career as the Advertising Director of a community newspaper in Santa Monica, California and then worked in sales and management positions at the Bakersfield Californian, The Star-Tribune in Minneapolis and the The Star-Ledger in Newark, New Jersey. In his last position Kent was responsible for several advertising departments, including travel and tourism, and over $100 million in annual revenue.
Since 2006 Kent and his wife Ruth have owned and operated Coul Productions, an event management company that specializes in helping newspapers produce successful events, including travel shows. Kent, his wife and youngest daughter moved to Oahu in 2013, fulfilling a long term goal of living in Hawaii. His wife is part Hawaiian and his two oldest daughters chose to attend UH Manoa after growing up in New Jersey. Kent has a degree in Mass Communications from UCLA, enjoys all outdoor activities the Island has to offer and is a lifetime golfer.