Keven Hempel has joined the Board of the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF).

A Livermore native since 2004, Keven is a father, husband, and founder of True North Services Inc., a business advisory consultancy. His writing has been published in the California Hotel & Lodging Association magazine, CACM Vision Magazine, and The CAI Communicator. He has also given presentations to Tri-Valley business organizations on business growth strategies.

Keven's "Laundry Buddy" earned first place in the "Invention Most Likely to Succeed" category at the Las Positas College 2013 "Shark Tank Incubator" competition.

“I feel that inspiring the young and providing them opportunities is the best way to leave a mark on their future," says Keven. "I felt like LVEF was a perfect fit for what my beliefs and values are. I know by being a part of this great team, it will allow me to reach out, volunteer and inspire the community in any way I can!”

For more information about LVEF visit www.lvef.org.