In 1991 at the age of 15, Kevin was in a bicycle accident and as a result suffered a spinal cord injury which resulted in paralysis from the chest down. Through perseverance and determination, as well as community and family support, Kevin graduated from Horton District High School in 1995 and continued his post-secondary education at St. Mary’s University. In 2000, Kevin earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship and in 2002 was hired as a Wage Subsidy Program Manager by the Department of Education. In 2005, Kevin was hired full-time by the department as a Coordinator of Disability Services and continues to serve in this role today helping provide supports and services to students with disabilities attending post-secondary.
During the past 25 years, Kevin has served on several boards including:
- Independent Living Nova Scotia,
- Teamwork Cooperative,
- Canadian Paraplegic Association, and
- Sail Able Nova Scotia.
Through professional and personal endeavors, Kevin has become well-versed in issues that affect persons with cross-disabilities. This includes areas such as education, employment, accessibility, and recreation.
Currently, Kevin is the president of Sail Able Association of Nova Scotia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing sailing opportunities for persons with disabilities. Kevin enjoys travelling, being an advocate for persons with disabilities, and has a “minor addiction” of sailboat racing and has competed across Canada at several regattas for persons with disabilities.