About the Author
Kevin 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 over twenty
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 also conducted regular 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.