The six kids of Kevin Verpaele

May 23, 2019
Kevin Verpaele

Kevin Verpaele -- born in Elmhurt, Illinois, but raised in Brevard County, Florida -- became a father a young age. Only a senior in high school, the football player was expecting a child. Daughter Kaley was born not long after graduation from Merritt Island High School, but the family of Verpaele and then-girlfriend Kathleen Rao only continued to grow. While enrolled at the University of South Florida on a football scholarship, Kevin Verpaele and Rao had their first son in senior year, just one year after marrying. Post-college, the family grew with four more children through 2016. Now, they reside in Brevard County with multiple endeavors among the six kids. Oldest daughter Kaley currently attends the University of Alabama on a full soccer scholarship while Karys attends Cocoa Beach High School. James and Kevin are in seventh and third grades, respectively, as the youngest children -- Jase born in 2014 and Charlee born in 2016 -- enjoy their first several years of life with the family.

Business and Family Are Both Important to Kevin Verpaele

November 23, 2018
Kevin Verpaele

Looking at his background, it is clear that Kevin Verpaele is proudest of his family, although he is also an accomplished businessman. It is a testament to Kevin Verpaele’s sense of responsibility that he was willing to leave football practice early every day to pick up his daughter from her child care facility. He would wear his complete uniform, and he aways returned to practice to finish. In his senior year, he was even named captain of the football team, which was a huge honor.

Kevin Verpaele’s family-oriented approach has paid so many dividends in many ways. For the better part of two decades, Kevin has managed to compile a significant amount of work experience, starting with his first job after college, when he worked as a configuration manager for the Space Lift Range Systems at Patrick Air Force Base. These days, he runs Critter Ridders Pest Control in Brevard County, a business he purchased relatively recently. Critter Ridders offers a wide range of pest prevention and remediation services to residential and commercial properties, at prices nearly anyone can afford.