Ken Chiacchia is a fairly unfocused Allegheny Front commentator, pontificating on things like climate science, wilderness rescue, and homesteading. His bio reads like a random sampling of events from different people's lives. He has been a biochemist, a public relations writer, a freelance newspaper reporter, a science fiction author, an emergency responder, and a hobby farmer. As a volunteer dog handler and wilderness EMT with Allegheny Mountain Rescue Group of Pittsburgh, he's experienced much of the Allegheny Mountains and Plateau, in a boots-on-the-ground sense. Ken lives with his wife, dog trainer and writer Heather Houlahan, and an assorted cloud of canine partners and fosters, barn cats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and goats, on a 26-acre farm in Harmony, Pa.