Ken Brown has spent his career serving people. After graduating from college with a degree in business and a concentration in finance, Ken spent two years working with Household Financial Services in Chesapeake, Virginia. Much of his focus was debt counseling and helping families properly budget to meet their goals.
Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
I am definitely the early bird, much to the chagrin of my family. I am ready to chat the moment I get up and love to hit a cafe in the early hours for a latte and a little bit of reading. I am always open to an interruption from a friend though!
Favorite restaurant or hang out?
I love Rocco’s Ristorante Pizzeria in Walnut Creek for their pizza, and their boneless buffalo wings are to die for! I also love House of Curries on College Ave in Berkeley for their chicken tikka masala. As for hangin’ out, any place that has a good cider on tap works for me.
Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
I would love to meet John Muir. His passion and love for the outdoors and his fearless exploration of wild, open and expansive places continues to intrigue me.
What’s your mantra?
When is our next backpacking trip?
What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
I love my trekking poles. The funny thing is that they were a cheap pair that I bought in St Jean Pied de Port, France the day before embarking on a 550 mile trek in and across northern Spain on the Camino Frances, part of the network of routes comprising the Camino de Santiago. I would be sad to lose them now and I never hike without them.
What would you tell your 16-year old self?
Quit worrying about what everyone else thinks! Just go for it!