There can be little argument that the one thing Kevin Verpaele is most proud of is his family. His oldest daughter, for whom he used to break practice to pick up from daycare back when he played football on scholarship from the University of South Florida, is now a Dean’s List sophomore at the University of Alabama with a very high grade point average. Meanwhile, another daughter is a freshman at Cocoa Beach High School, where she plays varsity soccer for that school, as well as club soccer for Orlando City. His son is in middle school, where he plays lacrosse and is also a member of the school orchestra. Put simply, family and community are everything to Kevin Verpaele and that is reflected in everything he does.
Although Kevin Verpaele was actually born in Elmhurst, Illinois, the fact is, he grew up and subsequently lived most of his life in various parts of Florida. He grew up in Merritt Island, Florida and graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1999. Soon after, he received a football scholarship to attend the University of South Florida, where he became a strong safety. At the same time, he was married and raising a child with his wife. That is when he started leaving football practice early, in full uniform and padding, to pick up his daughter from day care and went back to practice with his teammates. Kevin Verpaele was even named captain of the football team in his senior season, which was quite the honor.
After he graduated college, the family moved into a home in Melbourne, in Brevard County. Over the past 15 years or so, Kevin Verpaele has managed to compile a significant amount of work experience. Following college, Kevin worked on the Space Lift Range Systems at Patrick Air Force Base as a configuration manager. These days, he has acquired and currently runs Critter Ridders Pest Control in Brevard County, which offers a wide range of pest prevention and remediation services to residential and commercial properties throughout the county, all at prices anyone can afford.