Edward J. Kesgen
Inspirational speaker, interpretive naturalist, former US Naval Officer, university professor and recreational therapist, Dr. Edward J. Kesgen is actively engaged in spreading a message of joy, hope, optimism and celebration through a variety of professional appearances across the country.
Ed received his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University, majoring in psychology and philosophy. After spending two combat deployments aboard an aircraft carrier engaged in the Vietnam War effort, he returned to school to study environmental interpretation and experiential education—earning his master’s from Springfield College and his doctorate from Texas A&M University.
Since the early eighties, Ed has introduced a multitude of individuals to his concepts of environmental harmony, personal growth, and spirit-mind-body healing through hundreds of seminars, conference sessions and keynote addresses. He has received numerous awards for teaching and educational presentations.
In addition, Ed is the author of “To Carlie–With Love–From Grandad—Personal reflections on an EarthSchool journey,” a gentle reminder that despite the challenges and disappointments of life, it is absolutely impossible for you to be kicked out of the universe.
Publication resource site: http://www.hawksnestenterprises.com/
His weekly inspirational blog is read by thousands of individuals across the USA and abroad.
When not traveling, Ed hides out in a cabin nestled in the Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina with his wife, Annette; their two Labrador lap beasts—a chocolate economy model named Daisy, and a black, much larger industrial model named Dozer. Ed’s hobbies include sport aviation, computer geeking, hiking and embarrassing his offspring.
Ed’s words are timeless—his goal is nothing less than the elevation of the human spirit.