Kevin McNeill re-joins the SCHS Board of Directors, having served previously from 2009 until 2012. He has been involved in the annual Wine & Whiskers gala each of its 10 years, soliciting for goods to be auctioned, managing the auction, helping setup and teardown, as emcee and as auctioneer. He loves animals, however, given his allergies to them he has found a different way of helping them in his involvement with SCHS.
Kevin moved to Ridgway in 2007, with his wife Linda, from Evergreen CO. They met at the University of Colorado in 1972 (even though they had attended the same Junior High School in New Jersey) and have been married for 44 years. They have two married children and four grandchildren who they love spending time with.
Before retiring, Kevin worked in the aerospace industry, spending over 25 years at Lockheed Martin developing planetary spacecraft for the JPL/NASA. His final position was Program Manager of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched in 2005 and still orbiting Mars, returning incredible science data from six different instruments (check out Magnificent Mars on YouTube for a 2.5 minute slideshow developed by the JPL).
In addition to his activities with SCHS, Kevin has been a member of the BoD for the Mount Sneffels Education Foundation and the BoD of the Fairway Pines HOA. He has given presentations at many local area schools regarding his career in space exploration, as well as at the Sherbino. He has spoken twice at the Ridgway High School National Honor Society Induction Ceremony.