A Miami native, Bentley graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Packaging. As a Packaging Engineer for Chevron, she was responsible for all the packaging materials of five Lubricant manufacturing plants around the United States. After five years of working for Chevron in San Francisco, she returned home to start and raise a family. To keep busy she started ittiBitti, a tutu and clothing business and soon changed directions and started working as a personal bookkeeper first for a private family, then a small law firm in Coral Gables and ultimately at McKenzie Construction.
In her spare time, Bentley enjoys hiking. One time she took a leisurely climb up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.