Kevin was born in a small Cape Breton community to loving, hard-working parents. He is the grandson of a miner and farmer and from an early age he was taught the value of hard work and the importance of community and helping others.
He moved to Halifax in 2000 to attend college and later graduated from Dalhousie University’s School of Architecture and Planning with a Bachelor of Community Design degree.
Since 2009, Kevin has been living in Beaver Bank with his wife Jennifer, an elementary school teacher who grew up with her family in the community.
In 2012, they welcomed their first of two sons Charlie, and two years later they welcomed their second son Alex. In July, in the middle of the 2019 campaign , the Copleys welcomed their daughter, Julia! The Copleys also have a loving golden retriever, Maggie May.
Kevin has been active in his community and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Beaver Bank Community Awareness Association, as a member of the Beaver Bank-Kinsac Elementary School Advisory Council, as a member of HRM’s North West Planning Advisory Committee, and he regularly attends public meetings where he isn’t afraid of standing up to discuss the issues that impact his community. He has been on the board of directors of the Sackville-Preston-Chezzetcook Conservative Association since February 2018. Through 2020 and 2021, Kevin was the head coach for Novice Developmental in the Sackville Minor Hockey Association. And in 2016, Kevin challenged a 16-year incumbent in the Halifax Regional Municipality Election for Regional Council.
For the past 15 years, Kevin has been employed in the private sector in a variety of roles across a wide range of industries, including hospitality, telecommunications, oil & gas, and most recently industrial automation. In that time, Kevin has enjoyed a progressive career moving into roles with increasing responsibility and challenges.
Much like his grandparents and parents before him, Kevin believes it is our responsibility to live within our means and to leave our future generations better off than we are today.