Ken Baird brings a variety of life experience to his position as Physician Assistant at AAIR. After graduating from the University of Utah in Psychology he had the great opportunity to work with troubled youth in the Boulder Mountain / Capitol Reef area of Central Utah. What a growing experience, and as a life-changing bonus, it was where he met his wife Debbie Darien Baird – a native of Carbondale. They then spent 5 years in Seattle where Ken worked at Job Corps and then with Microsoft.
Late 1999 brought them to Carbondale to be close to family and the mountains. In 2007, after 7 years with First Resort Software / ResortQuest, Ken returned to school to become a Physician Assistant, attending Salus University in the greater Philadelphia area.
Ken then had the privilege of working in Eastern Pennsylvania in a clinic specializing in Lyme Disease for 2 years before finally getting back to Carbondale and the beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley. He loves spending time with his family, hiking in the desert and taking way too many photographs. He enjoys working with patients to improve their health and their quality of life.