Kenneth McKenzie became interested in becoming a mortician at the age of 12, after his father committed suicide. Working with grieving families came very naturally to him. After eight years at a Lakewood, California, mortuary, in 1994 he opened McKenzie Cremation & Burial Services in Signal Hill, California. In 2007 Ken created and published the well-received Men of Mortuaries calendar to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness and received California’s Outstanding Funeral Director of the Year award. McKenzie gives back to the community by sponsoring annual holiday food drives and summer estate sales that directly benefit people who receive care at local hospices. McKenzie has been named outstanding businessman of the year for community involvement by the Long Beach Community Business Network. He resides in Long Beach. For more information visit www.mckenziemortuary.com.