Katie Hollowell joined Boyett Petroleum in 2007 as its general counsel and now serves as the Chief Legal Officer and Assistant Secretary. Born and raised in Ohio, she received her B.A. in Economics from John Carroll University and her J.D. from Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Ms. Hollowell is a member of the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America and the California Fuel + Convenience Alliance and in 2019 she joined the board of directors for CFCA.
Katie loves spending time with her husband Joe, their two sons Levi and Knox, and their dog Biscuit. When they are together, they are typically RVing, at the soccer and football fields, golf course or traveling. Balancing career and family is her only consistent daily workout. To wind down, she enjoys good wine, good friends and a good episode of carpool karaoke.
Ken Berns, VP Wholesale Marketing, joined the company in 1998 after previously heading Modesto’s cable television company CableOne. Ken is a native Californian, born and raised in Southern California Ken moved to Northern California to attend the University of California, Berkeley. Ken obtained a Real Estate Brokers license and opened a residential and commercial brokerage business, with two partners, on the San Francisco Peninsula. Ken next joined Capital Cities Cable acquiring right-of-way agreements for the cable television system it was constructing in Burlingame, CA. In 1985 when promoted to manage the company’s largest cable system Ken moved to Modesto. Ken met Carl Boyett through Rotary where Ken followed Carl as Rotary President. During Ken’s year as President Carl introduced the golf tournament fundraiser which now anchors Boyett Petroleum’s Make Dreams Real Endowment Fund. Besides Modesto Sunrise Rotary Ken was also President of the Modesto Symphony and served on the Boards of Modesto Junior College Foundation and the Modesto Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ken is a member of SIGMA and on the Phillips66 National Advisory Council. When he isn’t working, Ken is likes to be outside when its warm which may explain frequent trips to Cabo San Lucas. He also enjoys running and is a member of Del Rio Country Club. Ken has a daughter currently living in Croatia.
Clark joined Boyett Petroleum in 2009 and is responsible for purchasing fuel, dispatch and some of the sales related activities. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from UC Riverside and is also a certified nerd who is a connoisseur of Sci-Fi books, great food and keeping up with the latest rap beefs. When he’s through with work he loves spending time with his family (even though they might still be upset that he’s not a dentist), and his dog Bucket (who doesn’t judge him for not being a dentist).
Scott Castle is a Sonora native, but moved to Modesto after completing his service in the Army in 1989. Scott graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Following his military service, he spent a number of years in the transportation industry before joining Boyett.
Scott began his career with Boyett Petroleum in 2001, joining the company as the Assistant Controller. He is now the Vice President of Retail Operations and also serves on the Boyett Petroleum Board of Directors. When Scott isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his wife Cristie and two daughters Ceara and Sydney at home in Modesto, playing golf and working on home improvement projects.
John Kruse joined the Boyett Petroleum team in May 2005 as the Chief Financial Officer. He is a native mid-westerner, growing up in St. Louis and graduating with this undergraduate AND master’s degree from the University of Missouri. John was a baseball player at his alma mater as short stop and a second baseman. He was an All-Conference player, a 4-year letterman and started for three of his four years on the team. Because of these deep Missouri roots and his own baseball career, John is a diehard Mizzou fan and St. Louis Cardinals fan. John is also a Certified Public Accountant and has been in the petroleum industry since 1991. When he is not working, he loves spending time with his beautiful wife, April, their four kids, and 2.5 grandchildren (he has another one due in September!). They are an active family who loves to golf, travel, and live life to the fullest with their friends!