Keevin Collier, Sr. | US
Keevin Collier Sr. discovered his passion for the outdoors at a young and impressionable age. This connection to the outdoors kept him out of trouble as a teen and still influences his life’s work today. In 2009 Collier was diagnosed with “HS” (Hidradenitis Suppurativa), a skin disease that lands in the top 5 most painful conditions. Since 2009 he has endured twenty-one surgeries and has found that his love of the outdoors has been a useful outlet in his daily pain management. This led to his serving as the Founder & President of the HS STAND UP FOUNDATION.
Collier, together with a family of members, is dedicated to raising awareness for HS & hopes that his personal story can serve as inspiration for others affected with the disease. In 2015 Collier's dream came true with the launch of a Fishing Comedy YouTube series that went viral shortly thereafter. He became a host for Carbon TV, Outdoor Hub and made his national television debut on Comedy Central. In 2019 he was inspired to film an HS Awareness documentary about his own journey, hoping to inspire and help others learning to cope and live life with HS. Since 2017 Collier serves as a volunteer for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and has done volunteer work with the Michigan DNR.
Developing strong relationships, inspiring & helping others is the foundation for everything Keevin Collier, Sr. does.
See more about Keevin's documentary here.