Keven Martel was born on June 1st, 1985 in Arthabaska, Qc, Ca. Having grown up with separated parents from a very young age, he constantly changed cities and schools; therefore, he quickly learned to take advantage of every place and every moment.
This allowed him to develop, over time, the ability to adapt and a strong resilience, which has been very useful for him in his young adult life. From a very young age, his father instilled in him a strength of character, the idea of setting goals for oneself, and discipline. As for his mother, she taught him creativity, resourcefulness, and freedom, all very important qualities which make him a unique man in his own way. Furthermore, during these difficult years, he found sports to be a source of motivation and well-being, which helped him to get through difficult times.
We can say that his real life as an adventurer began when he joined the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 18. Keven quickly distinguished himself from the others through his fitness level and his leadership skills, which are remarkably illustrated in the numerous mentions and/or prizes that he received throughout his career. In March 2009, a dream of his came true – going on a mission. Once in hostile terrain, he realized that it was not a pleasure. He lost a close friend and escorted her body to her family. On his return to Afghanistan, it was his turn to roll over a mine with his armored vehicle, but the speed at which the vehicle was traveling saved his life. In spite of these difficult moments, Keven returned home grown up and mentally stronger.
Shortly thereafter, he realized that suffering makes a person grow up and that by leaving his/her comfort zone and confronting their fears, a person becomes better, more humble, and more respectful.