Ken Alexander is the founder of the award-winning restaurant Ken’s Hardwood BBQ in Tucson, AZ. Reared by a single mom where community, family, and food were at the center of daily life, Ken came to love old-fashioned Southern cooking and the magical way it brings people together. His early years as a US Marine, and a college football athlete and coach taught him the value of focus, hard work and discipline.

In his career as a business development executive, he traveled internationally and enjoyed experiencing new cultures though their food. Now a successful entrepreneur, Ken is inspired by projects which allow him to work with family to empower and uplift his community. Get Your Barbecue On is a show for backyard cooks looking for tips and insight into barbecuing, grilling and outdoor entertaining.