With over 10 years of nonprofit conservation corps management and leadership experience, Kevin Heiner serves as the Associate Director of the Southwest Conservation Corps where he oversees all conservation programs in for SCC’s Colorado offices. Kevin is formerly a US Air Force Aircraft Rescue firefighter, a field-based outdoor conservation corps crew leader and a private sector forester. Kevin helped found the 1st Veterans Fire Corps program, which has now become a national corps program model. Kevin holds 2 undergraduate degrees, graduating from Western State University of Colorado Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration and Recreation Leadership and Resort Management. When not working Kevin can be found spending time with his family and friends, often outdoors, sneaking away to adventure and tour through the iconic and wild southwestern USA and beyond. Kevin has a passion for adventure and the friendships and community forged through perseverance to common goals and discovery, both of self and surroundings. Kevin believes deeply in active mentorship, stewardship of the natural world, active civic and community engagement and peer accountability.