I was born and raised in Stillwater, a small town in upstate New York. I went to an all boys, Catholic, military high school called La Salle Institute in Troy, New York. Upon graduation, I attended Union College in Schenectady, New York. I majored in Political Science and minored in Mandarin Chinese and East Asian Studies. I was also the captain of the football team and president of my fraternity.
I enlisted in the Army after college graduation, and after two years of intense training in the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center (Special Forces Qualification Course), I earned the Green Beret. In April of 2009 I was assigned to the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Lewis, Washington. I deployed twice to Afghanistan and participated in Joint Combined Exercise Training (JCET) in the Philippines and Thailand.
During my second Afghanistan deployment, on September 25, 2011, I suffered a gunshot wound to my lower abdomen. This marked the beginning of a long and painful journey. I sustained a fractured hip, lost 20% of my colon, and suffered a damaged femoral nerve, resulting in permanent disability. After six surgeries, thousands of hours of physical therapy and over 40 inches of scars, my health is progressing rapidly.
I have been married to my college sweetheart and soul-mate Kim since 2008. We have two beautiful daughters named Lilah and Everly. In the spring of 2016, Kevin completed dual masters degrees from the MIT Sloan School of Management (MBA) and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government (MPA). Kevin is currently employed within the financial industry in Boston, MA.