Get To Know Kevin Wilson And Why He Said Yes To Being A Model

How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?

I was asked by Carrie Magnuson. At first, I was a bit apprehensive about the whole “modeling” part but once I knew more about the event & the kids & the fun people participating, I was sold.

Why did you say yes?

I said yes for a number of reasons. First to support a great program that fills a meaningful need kids. Also to support the YMCA as a whole. They’re a great group of people that I enjoy working with as one of their suppliers. Also to increase beard awareness & the lack of inclusion in modeling.

What is your official job title?

Owner- KSWAG Promotions

How would you describe your job to your mother?

I provide promotional items- hats, koozies, t-shirts, coffee mugs etc. with custom client logos on them.

All families are unique, tell us about yours.

Our family consists of me, my wife of 18 years, Karen & our 14 year old son Ian + 2 cats, Gilbert & Abbey.

Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.

I’m an 80’s New Wave music savant. I love live music, golf, craft beer. Star Wars is also a big thing with my son & I.

What is something that you swore you would never do as a parent before you had kids that you do now?

Using phrases such as- “because I said so”, “because I’m the parent”, “I can tell you to do things & don’t have to ask you to do them”. Totally guilty.

Who inspired you when you were growing up, and why?

Growing up I really looked up to a family friend, Mel Cook. He had two sons that I was close with & treated me like one of his own. We were a handful for sure & kind 0f generated a lot of mayhem. Looking back, I can see how patient, understanding & loving he was with his children while still having rules & expectations.

If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?

Take school more seriously. Don’t be afraid to talk to girls. Don’t worry about what others think about you, that whole peer pressure thing & trying to fit in.