Ken was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and has lived in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area almost all of his life. He graduated from Brown
University in Providence, Rhode Island with a Bachelor's degree in English and American Literature. He worked for the federal government for more than 28 years and has previously served as an Assistant Journal Clerk, as a Deputy Chief Clerk Committee on the Judiciary, Assistant Bill Clerk, Morning Business Editor, and Assistant Executive Clerk for the U.S. Senate. In 2014, he completed the 200-hr yoga teacher training.