Contributing photographer close-up: Ken Pickle

Ken Pickle

Ken Pickle is a retired professional meeting planner (34 years with Safeco Insurance) and also retired Navy (6.5 years as a NFO and 22 years Naval Reserve Intelligence). He is a volunteer AV tech at Edmonds United Methodist Church and also donates photography to the Edmonds Food Bank. For 12 of his years with Safeco, still photography was part of his duties. His degree is in zoology. Though he never got to use his degree professionally, it came in handy as it often was a zoo around his office at Safeco.

Pickle’s love of nature began as a child growing up in the foothills of the Ozarks (northwest Arkansas and  northeast Oklahoma).  His hobby is nature photography and he shoots mostly in Pine Ridge Park, Edmonds Marsh and Skagit Valley. Some of his better pictures are of creatures in his own yard. He lives close to Five Corners.


  1. Hello, Ken and Bert! Wonderful photography, Ken. Bert, I remember you for your artistry with flowers. Safeco was a lifetime ago.

  2. Ken is truly a gem in our town, church community, and world! His cheerful, helpful presence is always most helpful and greatly appreciated!

  3. Thank you all for your kind comments. Now, I wish I had taken the time to comb my windblown hair! I was in the middle of shooting Food Bank volunteers for new ID badges and wasn’t paying attention to my appearance. 🙂

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