Ken is from Tracy, California, and grew up on a family farming operation. He has farmed on his own and was a ranch manager for livestock and row crops for many years. His daughter, Kelsie, graduated from Stanford University in 2012. Ken, who was a close friend of Gary Simas, started at Pacific SouthWest Irrigation in 2009. Ken now manages special projects, operations, and vehicles. Additionally, he maintains contacts and facilitates operations for clients and suppliers.