Ken has been on the WPI Board since 1996 and has served as vice president from 2000 to 2013. He also served on the board for the Gopher State Tractor Pullers. In 1988 Ken was hired as Region 3 Director, bringing up a pulling program from three pulls to more than 25. While serving as Region 3 Director, the Minnesota Tractor Pullers merged with the Gopher State Tractor Pullers to become what is known today as the United Pullers of Minnesota. Ken served as president of UPM for five years and was also hired to schedule and coordinate all state events for the Copenhagen Skoal Pulling Circuit. He has 20 years of experience in the owning and operation of pulling sleds. Ken and his wife, Cindy, reside on their farm in rural Glenville, Minn.