Bev is founder and CEO of Freedom Speaks, Inc., which is dedicated to seeing that the rights as provided by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution are protected for all citizens, but especially those in the education system including but not limited to the students, teachers, principals, administrators, etc.
Kilmer has raced down the "Road Less Traveled". She met her husband, Larry, right out of high school and married him within three months, had their three children within the next four years, was a stay at home mom for eight years, went back to school and became a hairstylist, salon owner, business owner, lobbyist, founder of two national business associations, authored 16 business and management books, one children's book, developed a very intensive economic development training program, developed and taught over forty train the trainer programs, became a national educator and motivational speaker, ran for Florida's state legislature and won in a seat that had never even had a female candidate. She was given a 0-5% chance of winning by her own party. The first poll showed she had a .03 name recognition, which meant her husband and two of her three children knew who she was.
During Bev's first term in office she was vice chair of Education K-12. She also sponsored and helped pass the first "Choose Life" license tag in the country. She received the Thomas Payne Award from the Florida Christian Coalition for removing sexually explicit pornographic "Art" from the Santa Fe Community College. Term two, she chaired Colleges and Universities, and her final term she chaired the Education Council with four committees under her.
Since leaving the legislature, she has written her 17th book, "Lose the But…" and traveled the country performing workshops related to the power of "Can Do Dynamics". She has performed workshops for the USDA, Panhandle Area Educational Consortium, Dept. of Corrections Leadership Series, Adult and Community Educators, several train-the-trainer workshops, and political organizations, including speaking at the National Republican Convention at Madison Square Gardens in 2004.
Bev served as the Public Affairs Director and Ambassador Coordinator for AMAC (The Association of Mature American Citizens), which is the conservative alternative to AARP.
She is now committing her life to seeing that no one is prohibited from exercising their rights to free speech and religious freedom. She is the 13th great granddaughter of John Rogers (pen name Thomas Matthew), who along with his friend Wm. Tyndale translated the bible from Hebrew to English in the 1500's. They were both persecuted and killed for their Christian belief and works. This special connection along with her faith is what motivates Bev to see that no one has to push their beliefs back into a closet. "Be proud of your faith and do not ever allow anyone to tell you that it is not legal to profess your faith anywhere in anyway, including schools and public building." says Bev.