Ken graduated high school in 1981 in Northern California. After working in the auto body repair industry for 4 years, Ken joined the Army in 1985. He served 4 years with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina as a Calvary Scout and Jumpmaster.
After being honorably discharged in 1989, Ken relocated to Northwest Arkansas with his wife, while expecting their first child. Ken then restarted his career in auto body repair. He managed body shop facilities in NWA and the River Valley for 10 years, until he acquired Broyles Body Shop in May of 2002. Two years later, he revamped the business name, changing it to Northwest Arkansas Collision Repair for a more modern and inclusive regional name.