At Ker & Downey, we believe that people matter. It’s the people who make up this incredible company who work to make your journey truly memorable. Over the course of the next year, we’ll be introducing you to the people that make up Ker & Downey. You can also read more about us.

David, our President, is at the helm of Ker & Downey. His first trip to Africa was in 1978 when he traveled to Botswana to assist in the purchase of Ker Downey and Selby. He’s made countless trips back to Africa since then, and has traveled to other countries all over the world. Recently he’s been spending time in Uganda distributing mosquito nets and assisting with medical missions with our Nets for Africa program.

David Marek

Favorite place you’ve traveled: Botswana

Favorite city and why: Cape Town. I love the vibe, the ocean, and the people.

What is the best thing about traveling: Waking up in a new place.

Travel accessory you can’t live without? My iPad

Favorite plane ride activity: Sleeping

Top of my travel bucket list: Swim with a whale shark

Two weeks + and unlimited budget, where are you going? The migration in East Africa

Beach or mountains: Beach

How do you take your coffee? With two Splenda


If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Be Careful When Opening the Bottle

My theme song is: “El Paso” by Marty Robbins

Any pets? Dogs including KD Fullalove

If I were a super hero, I would be: Bill Gates, and use my wealth to end malaria.

Two things I can’t live without are: Gana and God

It’s Sunday morning at 10 a.m. If I’m not sleeping, I’m: at church

My favorite physical activity is: Golf

The first thing I do when I wake up is: Check my email

One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I don’t like the process of traveling.

David Marek

The last concert I went to was: Garth Brooks

My favorite TV show to watch as a kid was: Gunsmoke

If I could instantly learn a new language, I would learn: Spanish

Guilty TV pleasure: Deadliest Catch

On my nightstand: Command Authority by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney

What’s inspiring you lately? Having both daughters pregnant at the same time.

Life mantra in four words: Think big, help others.


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