Spending most of his youth surfing the waves of Mission Beach and La Jolla, Ken Whalen fell in love with the ocean at an early age. This love of his wasn’t complicated either. The ocean, in its infinite diversity, was a very stable, reliable element in Ken’s life and over the years this love and connection grew stronger.
Ken’s other loves in life were his family and friends. And when Ken’s loved ones wanted to discuss something important, he would frequently tell them to “Save it for the water”, for it was there, in the ocean, that he felt most connected and open.
Ken was an extremely gifted business man, the founder of Whalen Furniture, which he grew into an industry leader. But despite the demands of running a large corporation, he maintained a life balance that always included time in the ocean with friends and family.