Ken Poole

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Ken Poole was raised in the Ontario area, attending Ontario schools and Oregon State University.  He is a second generation family business owner, a fuel distribution business selling fuel and lubricants to customers in Southwestern Idaho and Southeastern Oregon. 

Ken and his family built a cabin on the Owyhee reservoir in 1972 that is used to enjoy water sports, hunting, fishing and just relaxing in the high desert region.  

Ken spent 10 years as a wild land firefighter for the United States Forest Service, seven of those as a smokejumper based in Redmond, Oregon.  Those years of firefighting have given Ken an understanding of fire management and issues relating to fire control.