I grew up in a farming family living in the Ozarks of south Missouri. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Physics in 2006 from University of Missouri Rolla (now named Missouri University of Science and Technology) and a Masters in Physics in 2008 from the University of Missouri (go Mizzou!) before joining the Naval Air Warfare Center – Weapons Division at China Lake, California. While engaging in a successful career as a Navy scientist I pursued my long time interest in aviation. Since 2008 I have built an airplane with my father (a Sonex), and I'm building another one with my father-in-law (RV-12). I also became a commercial glider pilot, and then became an instrument rated commercial airplane pilot. Still missing the enjoyment of teaching that I found while running the physics laboratories and observatories at university I earned my flight instructor certificate. I always look forward to sharing the thrill of flight with others.
Kevin's Participation in Aviation Organizations
- Experimental Aircraft Association Lifetime Member
- Soaring Society of America Lifetime Member
- California Pilots Association Lifetime Member
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
- Sierra Soaring Club Member, Club Instructor, Tow Pilot, and Treasurer (2010-2015)
Enjoying another great flight right after a snowfall on the Sierra Nevada mountains!