Kevin was born and raised in Fergus Falls. Pearson graduated High School in 1992. He was a 4th round draft pick of the Minnesota Twins in the 1992 Amateur Draft. Kevin played 4 seasons in the Twins minor league system. He played two years of basketball at M State in Fergus Falls. Pearson competed on a team that finished fourth in the National Tournament in 1994. Kevin went on to play 2 more years of basketball at Concordia College, Moorhead. He graduated from Concordia in 1998. Kevin was an elementary teacher and coach in Fergus Falls for 24 years. He served as the head baseball coach for the Otters the last 5 years. Pearson is currently teaching 7th grade math at Liberty Middle School in West Fargo. Kevin has 4 children: Lily, Paige, Luke, and Sarah.