Craig Kennedy


Program Coordinator

Craig is a Program Coordinator and trainer with the Open Doors Organization with more than 20 years of experience working with people with disabilities, disability travel and tourism and disability rights advocacy & legislation.  Craig moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado from the Adirondacks in upstate NY in 1994 where a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down just two years later.  Craig and his wife, Andy would later (2003) create Access Anything, a Disability Adventure Travel resource that published two adventure travel guides for people with disabilities.  Craig and Andy are also founding (and former) members of the United Airlines Disability Advisory Board.

Craig started his disability consulting business, CK Consulting a few years later where he would cross paths with Open Doors founder Eric Lipp. As a leading expert in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), Craig spends most of his time on the road for Open Doors, training disability experts for airports and airlines all over the world.  His love for travel drives his passion for disability work and he brings an infectious positive attitude with him wherever he goes in hopes of affecting positive change and bringing improved access to the world of disabilities.