Kevin Hines is a storyteller. He is a bestselling author, global public speaker, and award winning documentary filmmaker. In the Year 2000, Kevin attempted to take his life by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Many factors contributed to his miraculous survival including a sea lion which kept him afloat until the Coast Guard arrived. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness & the ability to survive pain with true resilience. In the summer of 2013, Kevin released his bestselling memoir titled Cracked Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After A Suicide Attempt. In 2018, he released his documentary Suicide: The Ripple Effect. His story is also featured in the film The Bridge by the film director and producer Eric Steel. Kevin has received over 30 U.S. military excellence medals as a civilian. He has also received the highest awards from organizations to include Mental Health America, the National Council of Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association , and the Veterans Affairs. Kevin believes in the power of the human spirit and in the fact that you can find the ability to live mentally well. His mantra: “Life is a gift, that is why they call it the present. Cherish it always.” Learn more about Kevin by visiting www.kevinhinesstory.com
Dan Miller is using his Military Veteran benefits to complete a graduate program at Idaho State University. Dan served gallantly as a Navy Hospital Corpsman in the Fleet Marine Forces. After his honorable discharge, Dan found himself redefined as a Veteran who battled with PTSD, alcoholism, substance abuse, and addiction. Dan found strength in Recovery, enjoys a life worth living, and is pursuing his MBA in Project Management.