Meet Our Team
Ken Fakler, Director
Ken Fakler was born and raised in Provo, Utah. After graduating from Provo High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in accounting with a minor in finance. He then attended the University of Utah and graduated with a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Marketing. When Ken finished at the University of Utah, he went to Fort Knox Kentucky where he graduated from the Armor Officers Basic School in the United States Army Armor Corp. When he finished with the army he moved with his wife back to Provo and raised two daughters. Ken joined his father and brother where he helped manage and grow Fakler Tire Service, Inc. into five Utah County locations. Fakler Tire Service was involved in retailing, wholesaling, and commercial distribution; and the re-treading of tires through out central Utah for 35 years. Ken also was an adjunct instructor for 14 years at Utah Valley University in the Business Management Department where he taught finance, entrepreneurship, and small business management classes. Ken was a member of the Provo Rotary club for 16 years, and he has been a member of Riverside Country club since 1988. He has been affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, and Orem City Girls Soccer. Ken also served as chairman of the Del-Nat Commercial and Farm Purchasing committee of Del-Nat Tire Corporation (a 40,000,000/yr private brand buying group of which Fakler Tire is a stockholder), where he helped procure tires from China, India, Korea, and major United States manufactures for the Del-Nat Tire Corporation. Ken loves working with small businesses since they are the cornerstone of the United States economy.
Karen Wenn, Administrative Assistant
Karen Wenn was born in Montpilier, Idaho, but raised around the world as an Army Brat. Her father was in the Army. After graduating from High School in August, Georgia, she attended Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah, where she studied Piano and Voice. Working as a Secretary through High School and College, she went on to work at the Utah County Board of Realtors as Office Manager, Fleet Mortgage as a loan processor / closer, Signetics as the Assistant Plant Manager's assistant, Alpine School District as Media Specialist, she owned a daycare/preschool, and owned a restaurant. Working full time while raising three children is an accomplishment she is proud of. She now assists clients, the director, and the counselors at the Small Business Development Center at UVU.
Marynika Miche, Counselor
Marynika Miche was born in Poznan, Poland. She moved to Utah at an early age and grew up in the beautiful Provo Canyon. She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelors Degree in Consumer Community Science. After graduating, Marynika worked for three years at Soiree Productions as a wedding coordinator and store buyer. She now counsels clients at the Orem Small Business Development Center in start-ups, marketing ideas, financing ideas, brochure ideas, along with numerous other responsibilities..