Kent “Kit” Dover became hooked on ski racing when at age 9, he won a medal for 5th place in the school program at Pleasant Mountain, now Shawnee Peak, in Bridgton, Maine. He received a varsity letter as a member of the Bridgton High School ski team during freshman and sophomore years, years that Bridgton won the state B Division alpine championships, before transferring to Bridgton Academy, where there was no team. Kit attended University of Colorado (CU) but could not afford to ski competitively. While there, he won the CU winter carnival giant slalom at Breckenridge and foreran an A-B downhill race. He completed his formal education and received a B.A. in political science at the University of New Hampshire. Kit was selected by the school to be one of two New Hampshire representatives to attend a conference on the Panama Canal in Washington, D.C. followed by a reception in the White House hosted by President Carter.
Kit served as a staff member for the New Hampshire State Legislature and worked as a scheduler for gubernatorial and U.S. Senate candidates before moving to a career in the insurance industry, first as an independent insurance agent, later as a market regulation specialist with the New Hampshire Insurance Department. At the Department, he served in various capacities, most recently as the chief market conduct examiner for nine years, during which time he was part of the team representing the Department at quarterly meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Kit retired from state service in 2011 after 22 years and joined the consulting group at RSM McGladrey that later re-formed as Risk & Regulatory Consulting, LLC, where he currently serves as a senior manager. Along the way, Kit served as a member and President of Tilton-Northfield Rotary Club, president of the Tilton School Parents Association, member of the Tilton School Board of Trustees and treasurer of Sanbornton Historical Document Foundation.
Kit is an avid Masters racer who especially enjoys the speed events. He resides in Sanbornton, New Hampshire with his wife of 41 years, Joanne. Kit and Joanne are the parents of two adult sons, Aaron and Tyler.