Ken serves as the President of Vaquero Energy which is located in Bakersfield, California, whose affiliates own and control MER and he controls several other California based oil and gas producing entities. Ken is on the Board of Directors of the California Independent Petroleum Association and currently serves as its President He also serves on the board of the National Stripper Well Association and was its past from 2013- to 2014. Ken graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ken worked in the field of public accounting with Deloitte and Touche at the beginning of his career, followed by several years with an independent Texas based oil company. Ken teamed with his father, Kenneth H. Hunter, Jr. in 1979 to start Hunter Resources and worked alongside his Dad until his passing in 2000. Ken formed VE in 2001. . Ken is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Santa Ynez School District. Ken is married to his wife of 41 years and resides in Santa Ynez, California.