SUGAR CITY − A man from Sugar City was recently featured in the LA Times for his professional success as the executive vice president of business development for Stance Socks. He is also the son of the former Vice President of Brigham Young University-Idaho.

According to the piece written in LA Times, Kevin Miyasaki was raised in Sugar City, Idaho. He attended local schools and worked during the potato harvest break that so many in the Upper Valley are familiar with.

In the article, LA Times staff writer Alex Schiffer said Miyasaki’s father “worked at the local college”  Kevin Miyasaki was an Academic Vice President at BYU-I.

Miyasaki's responsibilities as Academic Vice President included regularly conducting devotional at BYU-I and other administrative functions. He retired from BYU-I in 2016 after suffering a serious stroke.

According to the article, Clarke Miyasaki acquired his first job at a local McDonalds and became a manager before serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in San Bernardino.

According to the article, Miyasaki graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He acquired a degree in finance and worked his way through college, paying for it himself. He would then go to work for a software company called LogoWorks. There he would negotiate with companies including Staples, Office Depot, eBay and HP. After that he would become the vice president of business development for SkullCandy, a well known headphone company.

According to the article, Miyasaki is now the executive vice president of business development for Stance Socks and has made deals with big names like Will Smith, Rihanna, Dwyane Wade and Klay Thompson. Stance socks is the one of the biggest names in the footwear industry. They have deals with NBA and the MLB and is the leagues' choice for socks.

They make socks for women’s fashion, kids, outdoors activities, basketball, casual wear and more. They even have socks that look like Tupac Shakur. Yes, according to the Stance website, the Anthem Tupac Spring 2017 Collection featured a pair of socks that had Tupac’s face and abs depicted on them as well as bandana material and a depiction of his tattoos and accessories.