Kent Hartman is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller The Wrecking Crew, which won the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction. A longtime music industry entrepreneur, he has worked with dozens of well-known artists, including Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, Hall & Oates, Counting Crows, and Lyle Lovett. He has written for American Heritage, the Oregonian, and the Portland Tribune. Kent teaches marketing at Portland State University and for several years produced the Classic Comedy Break, a nationwide radio feature. He lives in Portland, Oregon.