Ken has lived in Smithers since 1996, and works as an entomologist with the Provincial Government. He has a Masters of Pest Management form Simon Fraser University. He is active in volunteer work with several groups, including the Smithers Public Library and the local community radio station. His biology interests include insect taxonomy and evolution, and science communication. He is also an avid birdwatcher, and participates in annual breeding bird surveys and Christmas bird counts.