Kip was born and raised in Southeast Minnesota. He grew up on a ranch raising beef cattle, boarding horses, and playing baseball. When a go-kart suddenly showed up at an early age, Kip fell in love with driving, particularly on gravel and ice around the age of 10. Kip has multiple local ice rallycross championship wins back in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He aspires to compete in stage rally one day and he loves the atmosphere and environment DirtFish provides.