Bentley was born in Calgary and spent his formative years at Bowness High. He studied sculpture at The Alberta University of the Arts receiving a BFA and later attended SAIT to become a Red Seal Cabinet Maker. After living in various cities in Canada and abroad, Bentley returned to Bowness in 2014 with his soon to be wife and they began to plant their roots. He and his spouse love to garden and walk along the river paths and escarpment that surround Bowness. Bentley’s excited by the vibrancy of the community and attends Planning and Development Meetings and is one of the newest members of the Board.