Kevin was born Dec 28, 1956 and grew up in rural Southern Indiana. He has a BS from Purdue University in Biology Education and a MS in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School.
His wilderness survival education began at 12 years of age by venturing into the woods identifying and collecting wild edible and medicinal plants, camping, hiking, hunting and fishing. After graduating from college, Kevin joined the Navy and later retired as a Lieutenant Commander. While on active duty he attended eight wilderness survival schools. Today he continues to develop his thirty plus years of wilderness education.
While stationed in the Washington DC area he conducted nature classes for several years as a volunteer naturalist at the United States Patuxent Research Refuge. He has published multiple articles in several national magazines. After retiring from the Navy Kevin brought his family back to Southern Indiana where he works as a financial advisor in Louisville, KY.
Kevin has conducted nature and wilderness survival classes at Bernheim Arboretum in Kentucky and at several locations in Southern Indiana. He also continues to give talks and classes to service organizations, school groups, scouts and many others.