Kevin Vande Vusse

GrandTetonsNP (1 of 1)-36Growing up in the Grand Rapids area of Southern Michigan, Kevin always enjoyed spending time outdoors.  Whether it be fishing or hunting with his father, or a family trip to the Lake Michigan shore, Kevin enjoyed being outside.  Having an interest in nature from a young age, birds were not always the focal point of his love for wildlife.  It wasn’t until traveling to Costa Rica in 2011 on a study abroad venture and seeing the Resplendent Quetzal for the first time in the wild that Kevin fell in love with our feathered friends.  From that point on it was a slippery slope, and he fell in face first.  Going back to Michigan with a new love and passion to learn the birds, Kevin bought his first field guide and just started walking around.


Graduating with a B.S. in Natural Resources Management from Grand Valley State University in 2012 and currently working towards his M.S. in Environmental Studies with a Science Teacher Certification, Kevin hopes to someday be a middle school science teacher.  Incorporating his love and passion for avian life into the world of education and inspiring the minds of young people is only one of the many ways he hopes promote conservation through education of the next generation.