Kevin attended Boise State University and earned a BBA in Business Economics. He had a brief career as a financial advisor before deciding to go back to school to pursue a career in the environmental field. Kevin attended the University of Maryland, University College and earned an MS in Environmental Management.
He is currently attending the University of Idaho and is an Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT) Fellow, which promotes working in interdisciplinary teams to solve complex problems. He is currently working towards a PhD in Environmental Science/ Economics.
Kevin is currently conducting research on the willingness-to-pay (WTP) for conservation of native Palouse Prairie in northern Idaho and Eastern Washington. The Palouse Prairie is a critically endangered ecosystem with less than 1% of the original prairie remaining. . Most remnants are less than 2 ha and have a high perimeter-area ratio. They are disproportionately found on rocky and shallow soils and predominantly in a few large clusters near rivers and rocky buttes not suitable for agricultural use, and almost all of the remnants are located on private land.