Kevin Joseph Sawka was born October 10, 1977 in Seattle, Washington. Kevin attended Heritage Christian School up until 4th grade, when he moved to Kenmore Elementary School. At an early age Kevin was involved in sports, as a lot of young people are, excelling in baseball and soccer. Due to an accident with an Exacto knife Kevin decided to sideline his catchers mitt and exchange it for drums. His middle school years were spent at Lake Stevens Middle School for 7th-8th grades and 9th grade at Skyview Middle School.