Kevin Donahue and Jennifer Loper

Name: Kevin Donahue and Jennifer Loper





Age: Kevin: 44. Jennifer: 38

Title: Kevin: Founder / CEO Of Surf and Serve, Founder Neuro Performance Academy. Jennifer: COO Surf and Serve

Married/Single: Engaged

Kids: Not yet!

City you live in: Scottsdale, Arizona.

A typical day in my life includes

Kevin: business meetings, workout at Independence Gym, planning my next adventure or deciding on the next amazing place to travel to.

Jennifer: everyday is different but they all start with coffee and journaling. I’m also in Medical Device Sales so most of my afternoons are spent in the operating room. In the evening you can find me teaching a barre class , practicing yoga or lifting with Kevin. Fitness is an important  part of our life!

I was born…        

Kevin: Fairfax, Virginia.

Jennifer: Colorado.

Our favorite thing about Arizona…

we love the constant sunshine, the diverse people and the natural beauty. Where else can you lay by a pool in the morning and ski in the afternoon?

I’m listening to…

Kevin: 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson.

Jennifer: The Judgement Detox by Gabrielle Bernstein.

Our family…

has given us an amazing foundation to always do the right thing, serve others when possible and always make a difference. We both come from  amazing,  supportive families and we are so incredibly grateful for them.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…

Kevin: Elon Musk.

Jennifer: Oprah Winfrey.

One thing I cannot live without…

Kevin: my status on American Airlines.

Jennifer: that’s easy…travel and yoga!

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

Kevin: a Secret Service agent.

Jennifer: a veterinarian.

I’m inspired by…

Kevin: Martin Luther King Jr.

Jennifer:  Kendra Scott, her story of perseverance is inspiring.

The one person who motivates me is…

Kevin: my friend Nick Nanton, he accomplishes more than anyone I know!

Jennifer: Kendra Scott. I love the culture of giving back she created within her company. She’s amazing!

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

Kevin: our ability to deal with hungry children. We have an abundance of food and resources in the USA, it seems we should be able to feed the world.

Jennifer: I would love for young women to see more empowering messages in our culture regarding what beauty truly is. It’s your character and heart that have the power to make a difference in the world around you.

The perfect day would be…

Kevin: waking up in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua and paddling out for a surf and hiking the volcano later that day with Jennifer to watch the sunset over the Pacific ocean.

Jennifer: ditto…just add yoga or a horseback ride along the beach. If you can’t tell we love to adventure!

My first job was…

Kevin: Selling enterprise software.

Jennifer: in high school I worked at the Buckle for the great discount!

Our favorite escape…

Nicaragua or Panama.

Our life…

is a movie and we write my own script.

I’m currently working on…

Kevin: Surf and Serve and Neuro Performance Academy.

Jennifer: organizing our third annual Surf and Serve Thanksgiving trip to Nicaragua! This year we are taking two groups of entrepreneurs with us and plan to build ten homes!


do the right thing.


promise what you can’t deliver.

Favorite Quote…

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Ghandi.

Biggest Dream…

one, get married  and take a three month romantic-adventure honeymoon through south east Asia. Two, build a vocational school in Nicaragua with a group of inspired entrepreneurs and executives to provide the people of Cristo Rey with sustainable skills.

Pet Peeve(s)…

people with pet peeves.

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