Kalen was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. He grew up playing football and wrestling and commercial salmon fishing during the summers with his father and siblings. He completed his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science at Central Washington University in 2013 and his Associates of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant at the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2016. Kalen is also a certified personal trainer and orthopedic exercise specialist through the American Council on Exercise and recently became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. During his free time he enjoys hiking, camping and exploring the wilderness with his dogs, organic gardening, cooking and grilling, strength training, and snowboarding, Kalen is also very passionate about music and plays the piano, drums and accordion.