Kevin joined his siblings Kenny and Kristine and their nephew Lucas on a thrilling genealogical survey trek to Norway in the summer of 2000. Together they traveled through Lillehammer, Trondheim, Bergen, and Stavanger concluding their venutre by staying with Perry and Wenche and visiting relatives around Egersund and Moi.
Kevin and his sister Kristine enjoyed a road-trip through Washington state in 2001 to attend Uncle Pete and Melba’s 50th wedding anniversary in Poulsbo. They had flown in to Spokane, rented a car, and visited maternal relatives in eastern Washington before driving west across the state to join in the festivities.
In the summer of 2003, Kevin accepted a job as a Print Graphic Designer with a commercial print shop in Bismarck, The Printers, Inc. He turned over his Minot apartment to his niece Joey, and moved to Bismarck that July. He continued making weekend drives back to the Tengesdal Farmstead to help Kristine and Kenny in their care of their mother until she went Home to Glory in 2005.
While in Bismarck, he has been involved with Dakota Stage, which is Bismarck’s community theatre, starring as Ambrose Kemper in “The Matchmaker,” Sam Wainwright and Mr. Welch in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and Tim Allgood in “Noises Off.” He is an involved partner with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck. He is active in local GLBT advocacy with Dakota Good Friends events, serving on the board of Dakota OutRight, and helping with the regional summer GLBT PrideFest. He has made a few trips to New Orleans and to Minneapolis. Kevin and Kristine made a road-trip to Zumbrota, Minnesota in October 2005 for a few days of genealogy hunting. And to commemorate his forty years, he took a SourceEvents GNI Windjammer Barefoot cruise around the southeastern Caribbean in March 2006.
Throughout his few years on the earth, Kevin has accumulated passions for reading, traveling, acting and photography. Cultural events of most any ethnicity intrigue him. Having rediscovered the deep, true grace of the Triune Godhead, and striving to keep his faith stable, he has begun to develop for himself the philosophy that “life lasts way too long for me to live under the guidelines of other people’s fears and misunderstandings, yet I must live a life that is not offensive; therefore I strive for the quiet medium.”