Keith was exposed to folk music in the church as early as kindergarten. He taught himself guitar around third grade and after that the local church choir provided a musical outlet for him through out his early years. Keith stepped away from music during college.
After graduate school, Keith passionately followed through on a childhood dream of becoming a long track speed skater, and moved to Salt Lake City in 2003. During that time he competed in two Olympic trials and earned a 10th place finish in the 5000m at the 2007-2008 National Championships.
After retiring from skating in 2010, Keith started passionately following through on another childhood dream of writing music and becoming a singer-songwriter. Keith's music is influenced by artists like Ben Howard, John Denver, Dave Matthews and the Indigo Girls. And his lyrics are shaped from his life as a gay man, overcoming adversities, love, and healing.