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Welcome to the website of Ken Poirier!

Hello! My name is Ken Poirier (pronouced pwar-ee-ay). Life has been a strange journey for me with many twists and turns. Raised on the hopes of one day taking over my father's sawmill, I instead found a different calling in life. The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts opened my eyes to the performing and visual arts. While entrepreneurism runs in my blood, and I have run a number of businesses in my years, in 2005 I became a full time stage performer based out of Seattle, regularly touring the west coast. In 2008, I felt like I was at a financial "glass ceiling" in my performing career and switched occupations to one of my other loves, video games.

After two years of working with the Microsoft xbox360 platform, operating in a number of different elements as a QA Dev and spending six months on a special team finalizing the Kinect platform for launch, I felt I was ready to move on to software engineering, the position I ultimately was after at the time. Unfortunately due to the lack of any sort of college degree, I was "unpromotable".

So I returned to higher education. First I earned an Associate of Science in Information Technology from Indian River State College, then later a BLA in Mathematics and Natural Sciences with a very heavy focus on artificial intelligence and neurology at Indiana University. While there, I found myself drawn more and more back to writing and film. I would like to see writing my main occupation, as for really nothing can begin without the writers bringing that future story together.

Today I am supplementing my income with software systems engineering and business/media consulting as a freelancer, but am hoping to move full time into a company soon.


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Throughout the year of 2016, I traveled the country volunteering with WWOOF-USA. I documented the experience along with my partner Joelle West in a film project called "The Blueprint". Volunteer work is an important aspect of my life as I feel it is important to put community first.

Please be sure to check out my science, art, and gaming page links at the top of the page. Thanks for visiting my site!

- Ken Science Art Gaming