Kermit was born and raised in Flint. After graduating from Flint Northern High School, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. Kermit was a member of the 1980 Mid America Conference Championship Football Team. He has worked for various governmental agencies such as the United States Tank Automotive Command, Genesee County Mental Health and is currently with the Genesee County Road Commission. Kermit joined the Crim Board of Directors in 1995.
Kermit is active with the Kappa Alpha PSI Business Fraternity, Joy Missionary Baptist Church and other nonprofit organizations in Genesee County. Kermit has been a longstanding member of the Crim Board of Directors and enjoys being a youth group leader for a neighborhood running club. Kermit is committed to the Crim and its mission.