Kenneth and I grew up just down the mountain from Blowing Rock in Wilkesboro, NC. As children, our parents would bring us up for quiet day-cations to cool off, shop, hike, and enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway. Purchasing a Monkee’s franchise was not only a wonderful business opportunity, but a chance to move closer to home. Kenneth had grown to know Monkee’s through my tenure there and was confident in the Monkee’s approach to retail. Kenneth is now our office manager and shoe salesman extraordinaire!