Christiana-Childers_Carpenter-Family-1000Ken Carpenter, President

After growing up in Spokane, Washington, Ken attended Washington State University for four years, graduating in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administration, with an additional focus in learning the German language.  Upon graduating he spent five months in Europe, working at a prestigious tennis club and immersing himself in the German culture.

Ken returned to the states to begin his hospitality career, moving to Seattle and joining Marriott International.  Through the beginning of 2006 he worked with Marriott, Hilton and Radisson hotels in the fields of Food & Beverage, Sales and Revenue Management.

In the fall of 2005 he started an event planning business and in early 2006 began recruiting within the hospitality industry.  His work in those fields continues today, recruiting for hotels, resorts, hospitality management companies, restaurants and the senior living industry.  His event planning clients are in various industries and have him working throughout the United States and internationally.

Ken and Lisa married in 1995 and have three children, Evan, Clara and Ada.  They’ve lived in the same house in Bellevue, WA since 1996, where the kids attend a Spanish Immersion school within the public school district.  As a family they enjoy: spending time together, being involved with their local church & community, hiking, reading, playing and traveling, among other things.