Kenneth Gomez grew up in an island community on the coast of Maine, a direct descendant of Francisco Gomez DePonte, who immigrated from the Portuguese Azores Islands. He is the grandson of renowned boat builder Charlie Gomes, whose work was exhibited in the Maine Maritime Historical Museum. Many of Ken’s relatives were New England commercial fishermen who, like Ken, played musical instruments, and thus, his poetry evolved into song lyric writing. He has signed multiple song publishing contracts. Ken was also an entrepreneur, having owned and operated a construction company and, along with his wife, Lisa, a property management and vacation rental business. Residing in Leelanau County, Ken and Lisa enjoy gardening and hiking.