Kevin Gibbs grew up in Lorenzo, Texas, near Lubbock. He attended Texas Tech University and received his BS in Ornamental Horticulture in 1992. Kevin worked from 1993 to 1999 as a horticulture instructor for Howard County Junior College in Big Spring, Texas. In 1999, he and his family moved to Corpus Christi. He received his Masters of Education from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2003. He taught 7th and 8th grade Science until 2016, when he returned back to his first love, horticulture, as Nueces County Extension horticulturist. Kevin and his wife, Deborah have two daughters Amee and Kellie and five grandchildren Molly, Mason, Madeline, Wesley and Lane. Two of his biggest supporters are Reba and Woody, his dachshund and terrier.