Vickers was born in Panguitch and raised in Beaver.  He graduated from Beaver High School in 1972, and received his Pharmacy degree from the University of Utah in 1977.  Evan is a 32-year resident of Cedar City, and currently owns and operates Bulloch Drug and Township Pharmacy in Cedar City.

While continuing to run his successful businesses, Vickers has served for the last 7 years in the Utah legislature.  4 Years in the House of Representatives serving District 72, and the past 2 years in the state Senate representing district 28.  Vickers has also served southern Utah extensively through numerous positions and organizations: as a councilman on the Cedar City Council from 1987 to 1999; on the Iron County Board of Adjustments; assisted with securing funding for the new Dixie Commons Building at Dixie State College; as a board member on the Cedar City Water Board, Airport Board and Parks and Recreation Board, Utah Pharmacist Association Board of Directors member; worked with the Washington County School Board, as well as the Iron County and Beaver County school boards, in crafting and monitoring legislation that supports public schools; long-time supporter of the Utah Farm Bureau; serves on the advisory board of the Leavitt Center For Politics & Public Policy at SUU; on the national American Associated Pharmacies Board of Directors; worked on water projects in rural Beryl, Escalante, and Parowan Valley; heavily involved in tourism promotion activities and other economic development efforts in southern Utah; supports the arts including the Utah Shakespeare Festival; and continues efforts to fight for sovereignty and access to public lands.