Kenneth Packer

Summary

Grantwriter - Certificated 2018
Realtor - Century 21 Award March 2015 to Present
KNGP, Inc. – '06 to `18
Aztec Shops – '06 to '15
ABC’s for Professionals – 1994 -2006 ¹
Harcourt Brace – '81 to '94
USD Bookstore – '81
University Book Store, UW, Seattle – '80
California Book Co – '76-'79

Even before I was self-employed and owner of my own business ¹ I was a self-starter with a strong drive for results. Now I have 40 years of supervisory and management experience, including 5 years in multi-store management, almost all of which I gained in the college store industry.

In college I studied the sciences; Chemistry, Math, and Biology, achieving a Bachelors from UCSD in Biology with an emphasis in Human Physiology. The curriculum trained me to be analytical and detail oriented and a creative problem solver.

Spring semester 2020 I attended Miramar College taking both Introductory Biology and Introduction to Biotechnology courses to update on recent developments in the field of Biology and Biotechnology. Really fascinating to be engaged in those courses as the Corona Virus Pandemic exploded onto the world stage.

Combined with the extensive management experience my greatest strengths are planning and logistics. During the course of my career I have written at least four business plans including an SBA Loan application and I am a published author.

The bulk of my college store industry buying experience was gained in book departments; textbooks, technical books, Professional Books (including Law, Allied Health, and the Building Trades), and general books including literature and fiction, Children’s, Bargain, and Study Guides. Nonetheless my buying experience also encompasses softgoods, mostly t-shirts and backpacks, office and stationery supplies, and for the past three and one-half years, computers and electronics.

In 2018 I obtained a certificate as a Grant Writer through San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies. Jay Katz, the instructor for the course, was outstanding.

I love to read – the bargain book business therefore a favorite – and economics, history and fiction, especially Latin American authors make reading my favorite leisure activity. I also enjoy working with my hands; building a fence or gate in the yard, fixing up the house with fresh paint, new doors, baseboards and wood trim, and especially yard work, an obsession I learned from my Dad. But my greatest passion of all is travel.

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