Kenn holds office regularly at the Skatepark in Fernandina Beach. His first foray to the Skatepark was in 2009, when for his daughter Poe’s 4th birthday she requested to go to the skatepark. Per Kenn, “I was paralyzed with fear at the skate park. Living in Florida I was accustomed to sharks in the ocean, but at the park sharks were flying around on skateboards at mach speed? These sharks had names such as Taylor, Noah, Zach, CC, Tessa, Kelly, and Zorry. My daughter’s skateboard that she clutched was as big as her. My only solace was to turn to the only mother out there who assuaged my fear, she advised me, Dad, you just got to turn her loose. Today, I watch in fascination as Poe skates on the world stage and that mantra clicks in my mind like skateboards in the park.”
Kenn’s profession has been archeologist, editor, educator, musician, poet, and father. These titles fuse beautifully with his devotion to nature and zen and vegetarianism. These days, you can find Ken riding around the skate park on his unicycle juggling four hacky sacks. Stop and say hello and chat with him about his love skateboarding.