Ken Allington is originally from Central Wisconsin. He left Stratford to attend the Coast Guard Academy and then spent an additional 26 years in the United States Coast Guard. He served in a variety of positions around the United States aboard ships and also as a Civil Engineer. Upon retiring Ken and his wife, Ellen, returned to Wisconsin and live outside Phillips near the family cottage that was a favorite stop during their many cross country transfers. Ken and Ellen have three children who often visit their retirement home near Phillips and Musser Lake. Ken was on the WXPR board previously and has returned for another tour.