Kevin is a writer, environmentalist, hiker, and trombone enthusiast based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He particularly enjoys combining the art of storytelling with science and environmental writing.
In 2016, he graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a B.S. in geology & environmental studies, concentration in journalism, and is now an independent contractor with the award-winning news app SmartNews. Before that, Kevin was the Associate Editor of The Appalachian Voice, a bimonthly 70,000-circulation newspaper published by 501(c)(3) nonprofit Appalachian Voices. Kevin also worked as a Communications Associate for Appalachian Voices where he wrote blogs and newsletters, managed interns, and more.
Kevin has also freelanced for The Knoxville News Sentinel, interned with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and The Knoxville Mercury, and completed a year of service with CAC AmeriCorps in the City of Knoxville Solid Waste Office. He was mildly internet famous for a day after the New York Times featured Kevin as "NYT Commenter on Facebook."
When he's not attempting to afford food and shelter, you can probably find Kevin standing outside in the cold while his dog Murdock (below) meticulously examines every bush in the neighborhood.