While Kevin Verpaele was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, he actually grew up in Florida and has subsequently lived most of his life in various regions of that state. He grew up in Merritt Island, Florida and graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1999, which s when he received a scholarship to play football a matriculate at the University of South Florida. He was a strong safety and very dedicated to the football team. While in college, he already was married and raising a child, and he would, with coach’s permission, leave practice early and, in full uniform and padding, pick up his daughter from day care.
Being a man of commitment, Kevin Verpaele always returned to practice with his teammates, and he was honored to be named captain of the football team in his senior season. Upon graduation, Kevin moved his family into a home in Melbourne, in Brevard County. For more than 15 years, he has accumulated a significant amount of work experience in some very interesting and diverse areas. Following college, Kevin Verpaele worked as a configuration manager on the Space Lift Range Systems at Patrick Air Force Base. In more recent years, he acquired and currently runs Critter Ridders Pest Control in Brevard County. That company offers a wide range of pest prevention and remediation services to residential and commercial properties throughout the county, and the services include prices anyone can afford.
Surely, if there is one thing Kevin Verpaele is most proud of, it is his family. His oldest daughter -you remember, the one he would break practice to pick up from daycare back when he played football - is now a Dean’s List sophomore with a high GPA with the University of Alabama.