Kendal's Life + Work
Kendal is community activist - small business owner - published author - family man.
Born and raised in Washington D.C. by a single mother, Kendal was always surrounded by his family elders and other local community leaders who taught him the importance of hard work and civil responsibility to his community and people.
Kendal’s community activism began at an early age. He served in leadership roles in many clubs and organizations that focused on youth development and advocacy. Dedicated to volunteerism, Kendal received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service from the Obama Administration. As Kendal’s activism became more policy and legislative driven, Kendal inspired the creation of a statewide caucus for the Young Democrats of Maryland where he fought for comprehensive legislation that would increase the quality of life for all Marylanders.
Kendal has always been on the forefront of advocacy - specifically in the area of domestic violence preventative legislation. He has been fighting to end domestic violence and violence against women all of his adult life. In his efforts to pass landmark domestic violence legislation - He even received a bronze medal of valor for saving a woman’s life.
Kendal graduated from Largo High School and Anne Arundel Community College’s Criminal Justice Institute. He later attended and Johns Hopkins University where he studied organizational leadership. Ultimately, Kendal graduated from the FBI LEEDA: Executive Leadership Institute while completing his degree in mortuary science. In 2021, Kendal and his family opened a small funeral home to assist families during with end of life care. Kendal also work for a Maryland state agency for over a decade servicing the residents of Prince George’s County.
Kendal is a nationally recognized innovator when it comes to local policy and organizational leadership. Selected by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the Top 100 Modern men in the United States - he has been one of the authorities of his generation when it comes to community continuity. Kendal is a published author “A Leader’s Note To Self - 5 Things Every Leader Under 40 Must Remember.” In 2018 he was ranked on of Prince George’s Top 40 Under 40. Kendal and his family live in Fort Washington, Maryland. He is a member of City of Praise Family Ministries, the NAACP, and the SCLC. He is a 32nd Degree Free and Accepted Mason, and he holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.