Kip currently lives in West Union, Illinois with his wife, Christine. He grew up in Michigan where he attended Bentley High School in Livonia. Kip furthered his education at Indiana State University where he majored in Economics and English. Kip has been in the investment industry since 1983, and most recently received the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designation. He also worked in Voice/Data Technology in Sales and Management for part of his career. Some of Kip's past volunteer experiences include president of the Terre Haute South Rotary Club and a four-year term as Township Trustee for West Union.