Originally founding Tech4Impact as a hobby business while attending graduate school, Kevin ultimately combined his love of technology with rehabilitation counseling to help individuals with disabilities meet their goals while they live, learn, work, and play.
Kevin is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and his educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering and a Master’s of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University.
Kevin started Tech4Impact in 2013, and he is responsible for providing technology related services such as assessments, implementation, and training to Iowans. He has provided services to clients from the Veterans Administration, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Iowa Department for the Blind, Iowa Workforce, and individuals who are not receiving services from any agency. He also consults with agencies directly to help with website and content accessibility. Kevin is often quoted as saying "We all start somewhere". He gained many of his first experiences with assistive technology while volunteering and interning at Easterseals Iowa. Coming full circle, Kevin now also works part-time at Easterseals Iowa providing assistive technology services.
Kevin is a passionate advocate of disability rights and has been involved in several advocacy boards:
- (2017-Present) Disability Rights Iowa (Served as President 2018-2020, Co-Chair of Search Committee 2020-2021)
- (2019-Present) eAccessibility Advisory Council for Iowa
- (2015-2019) Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (Served as Secretary 2018-2019)
- (2016-2018) Iowa Olmstead Consumer Taskforce (Served as Vice-Chair 2017-2018)
Kevin helps to eliminate stigma by talking about his own experience with a mental health disability:
- 2021 - I Am Able Iowa Radio - Episode 26: How Technology Opens the Door to Accessibility
- 2018 - Lifting the Veil - Business Publications - Exploring the Impact of the Mental Health Crisis on our Community