We all have a skeleton or two in our closets that we are ashamed of, but live and learn, life goes on.
But Felony conviction - ouch. That will be extremely difficult to overcome, and BON's are not forgiving for these, actually society is not real forgiving for these, either. I'm licensed in 5 states, none of which are forgiving. Good luck. It is commendable that you wish to give back to society, but I suggest giving it a limited amount of time in which to meet your goal, if at the end of that time, you aren't making progress, I would suggest re-directing your energies in a field that is more forgiving. Again good luck.