Ken specializes in analyzing bills that are drafted by the state and federal legislature. By pulling out key points, he can clearly articulate how the bill will affect the end user -- those using the transportation system. This skill also allows him to pull out technical information from a myriad of topics and communicate the facts with the reader, and oftentimes with a dose of humor when appropriate.
Ken derives many of his writing ideas while either running, or training for, half and full marathons. As an amateur photographer, he appreciates and remains very supportive of the local arts scene.
Ken received his bachelor of arts in Environmental Science from Bowling Green State University, where he graduated Cum Laude. In addition to the environmental field, other course work consisted of literature, geography and cartography.
Ken graduated with honors with a Master of Science from Central Michigan University in 2007. The intensive coursework gave him an in depth understanding of labor relations, the elements of management, developing public policy and communicating with the public.
Using his 20+ years of experience as a Petroleum Supply Technician in the US Army Reserve, Ken has developed a keen understanding of the logistical process of servicing the battlefield with fuel. During his last deployment to Afghanistan he was tasked with providing expert guidance to Generals in several areas of the country. He wrote about the challenges of providing fuel on the battlefield and was published in Army Sustainment Magazine.
A brief sample of that article is contained below.
In support of local arts in the Metro Detroit area, Ken has enjoyed covering local art and music venues for Real Detroit Weekly as a freelance writer and photographer. He has consistently provided reliable and and timely content, oftentimes under a very demanding press schedule. In his assignment for Real Detroit's "All Dolled Up" section on fashion, he would provide photos and a 500 word interview of people on the street who exhibited a unique fashion sense.
Transportation planners in the public sector are required to know all facets of how roads are built and managed. With over thirteen years of experience, Ken has put his writing skills to good use when preparing background briefs that have ultimately been used by the state Governor. He is adept at writing press releases to help journalists prepare stories regarding the progress of large scale transportation construction projects, as well as promoting initiatives such as facilities for pedestrians and mass transit.
Ken has worked on many technical articles to keep transportation administrative officials informed about current events around the country. In this excerpt, he explains the concept of toll roads in California.