Bentley was born in Stratford, grew up in Thamesford, Ontario, and moved to London in 1988.
If you knew Bentley when he was growing up you would have found him on either a baseball diamond or a tennis court. Bentley spent his summers on Lake Rosalind near Hanover fishing for bass, pike and perch. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in Geology and went on to earn his accounting diploma at Fanshawe College. He joined Skrypnyk Group in 2012. In 2016, Bentley received recognition for his 25 years of accounting service with Skrypnyk Group Professional Corporation and its predecessor firms.