Hi! I am Ken Mettler. I was born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I am a Oil, Gas, and Mineral Landman; a Home Builder; and a construction and real estate litigation consultant.
My wife Barbara and I are parents of two active sons. Robert attends Cal-State Bakersfield and is an Eagle Scout. Michael attends Liberty High School and loves sports.
During my college years I worked at interesting jobs, including a stint as a student worker for the Los Angeles Police Department. Also, I organized a Big Brother program and formed a chapter of the College Republicans. Ultimately, I earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of California in 1975.
I then entered the Peace Corps as an Urban Project Evaluator and was assigned to a U.N. group conducting a survey of earthquake damaged buildings in Managua, Nicaragua.
I returned home to work for an oil company as an analyst. After saving a nest egg, I entered the real estate field. I have served as the president of land development and home building companies since 1978. I also work as a Petroleum Landman and as a construction and real estate litigation consultant and expert witness.
Community activism has been my passion. I am the Immediate Past President of the California Republican Assembly and was an elected Kern High School District trustee. Further, my wife Barbara, serves as a Rosedale Union School District trustee.