A first-generation Chinese American, Kenneth graduated with a degree in Urban Studies with a focus on Urban Planning from Stanford. Throughout his early career, he realized there were real issues with how neighborhood planning was approached, including a lack of equity, inclusivity, and local voice. He then returned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue a Masters of Regional Planning and an MBA to learn more about how to combine planning and economics to redefine the way development was done and create projects that supported healthy, vibrant communities.
Early in his career, Kenneth was involved in the redevelopment of the Gates Rubber factory in Denver, which included one of the first Community Benefits agreements in the city and one of the most comprehensive affordable housing agreements of the time.
Kenneth recently served on Mayor's Housing Advisory Committee and on the Board of the Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation, taking a leadership role in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs. He has served on a number of boards and commissions including Historic Denver, Inc, the Urban Land Institute, the 2016 DPS Bond Community Planning and Advisory Committee, and the Denver Language School and spent five years as member and Chair of the Denver Planning Board. Kenneth is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Denver and was part of the inaugural Colorado Civic DNA Fellows program.