Ken graduated from Westfield Vocational High School with honors in 1989. He was in the Electronics Technology program, and had perfect attendance in his freshmen, sophomore, and junior years, only to lose perfect attendance for all four years in his third semester of his senior year when he lost a week due to a rare shingles outbreak. Whilst at "Voke" he was the president of the Student Council and the representative for both the School Advisory Committee and the Regional Student Advisory council, where he was part of a committee that was responsible for getting the hazing policies in all of the school handbooks in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He was also the photographer and the editor of the class of 1989 yearbook.
In 1989 Ken formed "Kalypso Productions", a multi-faceted entertainment company. What started out as a mobile disk jockey service quickly turned into running various karaoke shows throughout the Valley. Ken then dove into promoting local bands for a few years, and now works sound and lighting with a local production agency and can still be seen running PA on his own. Kalypso Productions is still a functioning entity.
Ken first started getting involved in the community by helping form a neighborhood crime watch community, which met all of the requirements to be officially recognized by the local police department. He went on to getting involved with community radio in 2014 and is still hosting and producing a weekly morning drive talk format program. The community radio work led to being an associate producer with Westfield Community Programming Channel 15 (WCPC-15), where he hosts, directs, and produces local content for the Westfield community access television studio. Ken was a board member of the Westfield 350 committee, and is currently a board member with Westfield On Weekends, a non-profit organization that puts on entertaining events for the Westfield community.
Ken doesn't like to change jobs or careers very often, which is evident with his employment history:
1986-1988 - Service clerk at Shop Rite Supermarket
1989-1994 - Radio Shack, managed two locations that had positive growth
1994-1996 - Coast to Coast Distributors, sales manager for tanning products
1996-2020 - Electronics Center, responsibilities shown below
During the 24 years Ken spent at Electronics Center he was responsible for a myriad of skills / responsibilities:
- Office Manager
- A/C receivable and payable
- Monthly, quarterly, and yearly Federal and State reporting
- Customer service
- Computer network administrator
- Low voltage technician
- Electronic repair, installation and service
- Home theater design and installation
- CCTV design and installation
- DirecTV commercial head-end build and installation
- PA design and installation
- Wifi network design and installation
- Cellular repeater installation
- Flat panel installation
- OTA antenna SMATV design
- Residential computer network design and installation
- Residential and commercial pre-wire for low voltage
- IOT configuration
- System integration
- Whole-home audio system design and installation
- Smart projection system design and installation
- Website build and management
Ken helped his father, Ken Sr, renovate their family home whilst he was in high school, and as a result has various "handyman" skills, including basic carpentry both rough and finish, electrical wiring, plumbing, and home maintenance skills. He knows how to use tools and how to think for himself. He can march to his own beat and does not require supervision to perform tasks handed to him. He excels at finding solutions to problems. Lately, Ken has been on or near several NASA facilities to film rocket launches from a different perspective with WCPC-15.