*The short version; I ran away from home in 1976, when I was just 14, got picked up hitchhiking by a truck driver, went to work for him and am still working with some of the same customers today!
Here’s more about me and a book I authored in 2008…’Michael Kennon is the CEO and President of Kennon Transport, LLC, a successful trucking business he runs with his wife, Sue. Before owning his own company, Mike was a runaway and was virtually homeless for most of his childhood and young adulthood.
To survive on the road, Mike drove trucks, sold encyclopedias, hustled pool, was a baker, ski instructor, sous chef and drug dealer just to name a few. Drugs and other dependencies took over Mike’s life to the point that he could not accept help when it was offered, nor could he stop running away from a past that haunted him.
While now blessed with what he has achieved in his life and in his personal and family relationships, things were much different at one time. “Memoirs of a Runaway: A Story of Hope” is a tale of survival and spirituality. Isolation and reconnection. Most of all, it is a hand reaching out to those who travel down the same troubled path; a story of hope.’ Read what others are saying about the book at kennontransport.com/memoirs-reviews/ — and, please become a fan of helping runaways on my Facebook site www.facebook.com/memoirsofarunaway
By age 17, I had driven over 250,000 miles in a semi alone without even having a drivers license. By 20, and 7 high schools later, I had a certificate for business math and communication and had gone to 3 colleges.
I’d like to say that’s the end of the story and lived happily ever after, but that could not be further from the truth. Today, and for the last several years, however, I have been very happily married and running Kennon Transport with my wife, Sue, dispatching from a million dollars to multi-million dollars in freight almost every year. I’m also concentrating on helping runaways, promoting ‘Memoirs of a Runaway‘ , a Golden Tee vendor/player and have discovered the worlds first epigenetic superfood, called Lunasin.