As a lifelong aquaria hobbyist/enthusiast with a Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University, Kevin has extensive knowledge of and wide-ranging experience in the aquarium industry.
Professionally, Kevin has pioneered important research studies in water chemistry management, filtration technologies, fish diseases, and acclimation techniques to safeguard the health of a wide range of aquatic species. He also played a critical role in the development of specialized shipping techniques that are now used by most distributors and exporters in the nation to ensure the health of aquatic life during transit.
As a hobbyist/enthusiast, Kevin has bred and reared nearly 100 species of fresh and saltwater fish, and in 1981 was one of the earliest pioneers in maintaining live corals in captivity. He has received the Saltwater Aquarium of the Year and Reef Aquarium of the Year awards from the Greater Dayton Aquarium Society. With membership in both the American Cichlid Association (ACA) and Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA), Kevin has a special interest in SPS coral propagation, performing research on advanced filtration techniques, and writing articles to help fish and coral owners build successful aquariums.