Kevin Verpaele’s growing Florida family

May 23, 2019
Kevin Verpaele

Young Kevin Verpaele was just a senior in college when his girlfriend, Kathleen Rao, announced she was pregnant. From there, the family grew and grew. Their first child, a daughter named Kaley, was born in 1999 just after Verpaele completed his high school education. By the end of his college degree, earned at the University of South Florida while on a football scholarship, Verpale and his now-wife (married during junior year) had their second child of six, a son named Karys Football after the sport Verpaele loved. Following USF graduation and relocating back to Brevard County in Florida where they grew up and met, the couple moved into professional roles and expanded their family with James born in 2005, Kevin Wade born in 2008, Jase born in 2014 and Charlee Mae born in 2016. Now with six kids, Kevin Verpaele operates a Brevard County pest control company named Critter Ridders as his wife works as a nurse practitioner in dermatology.

Dedication to Everyone Important to Him Drives Kevin Verpaele’s Life

November 23, 2018
Kevin Verpaele was born in Illinois, but he mostly grew up in Merritt Island, Florida and he graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1999. Following his high school graduation, Kevin went on to attend the University of South Florida on a football scholarship and became a starting safety for their varsity football team. He obviously has a desire for a family early on, because, while Kevin Verpaele was earning a degree and playing college football, he was also married and raising a child.

Kevin Verpaele

In fact, as a sure sign that family was extremely important to Kevin Verpaele, he was more than willing to leave football practice early to pick up his daughter from her child care facility, after which he would return to practice to finish up. The whole time he would wear his complete uniform. He also made sure everything was okay with his coach. Despite what many would call a distraction, he was a starting strong safety, he was even named captain of the football team in his senior year, a huge honor.