Kevin has over 30 years of hands-on business leadership experience and a professional doctorate in leadership development. He started and scaled several businesses starting with a downtown dance club while in college (also where he met his wife), a house painting business after college, a house cleaning business to support his “ministry habit” and eventually landing in the Auto Body Repair industry. Most recently he started a retreat center and short-term rental business on 50 private acres he and his family own in Daniel Boone National Forest near Red River Gorge, Kentucky called Dappled Light Adventures.
While in Auto Body Repair, Kevin started with one small neighborhood shop and eventually had 5 between the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio and Lexington, KY markets. From small beginnings in 2003, he grew that one location 10x over 10 years before acquiring 4 more shops and scaling 50x over his 18-year career in that industry. He writes a monthly column for his industry’s most read magazine, Fender Bender. In 2021 He sold all 5 of his shops and tried to retire.
Kevin failed as a retiree and recently launched a retreat center with his adult children as his legacy business.
When he’s not coaching leaders Kevin likes to experience nature at high speeds on his adventure motorcycle or slow down a bit and fish in one of his favorite – though top secret – fishing holes.
He’s also putting the final touches on a book set to release next year (2023) Launch to Legacy: The Christian Entrepreneurs Roadmap to Scaling Profits and Purpose.