Youth work became a passion for Quinn at the age of 16 when he was a counselor-in-training at a YMCA camp. One of his most fulfilling youth work experiences was as a member of an in-home treatment team. His role on the team was to provide respite to the parents of an 11-year old boy with Tourette’s Syndrome by coming to their home and engaging him in activities in the community for 15 hours a week. This lasted for over two years, until he graduated with his MSW and found a full-time position.
For the last 20 years, he has been committed to developing the field of youth work and providing and promoting quality educational opportunities for youth workers. He educational opportunities are necessary to establish and maintain a high level of professionalism and effectiveness in the work, so that children and youth receive the quality care they need and deserve. He has an extended community of family and friends who are Milwaukee-based teachers, including his wife Cyndi, and he has two daughters ages 12 and 20. He also runs a small printing business specializing in t-shirts for nonprofits, and is the lead adult of the teen Quakers youth group.