Trent was born and raised in Edmonton. While attending the University of Alberta he played for the Alberta Golden Bear football team and was a two-time CIAU All-Canadian cornerback. Trent went on to play 9 seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos (1990 – 1999) as a hard-hitting defensive back. Trent earned a grey cup ring in 1993. He was named to the Western Division All-Star team on two occasions and was named All Canadian in 1997 and 1998. Numerous concussions led to Trent retiring from football in 1999 after which he completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Saskatchewan prior to being admitted to the Alberta Bar. Trent is an active member of the Alberta Golden Bear and Edmonton Eskimo Alumni. Trent is very proud to have played a part in making Edmonton the City of Champions.
During his time with the Eskimos, Trent worked tirelessly in the community for various charities. In addition to being the honorary spokesman for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Edmonton, Trent was an integral part of the Eskimos Stay in School Initiative and worked with the Ronald McDonald House, United Way, Carnival of Champions, Alex Taylor Community School, the D.A.R.E. program and Kids with Cancer. Trent’s competitive nature and winning attitude serve him well in his legal career. He defends his clients’ interests with the same zeal and ferocity that allowed him to become a Grey Cup Champion and C.F.L. all-star. Trent is a member of the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association and the Law Society of Alberta.