Keith (they/them) is support staff and aftercare staff. Before joining the Puddletown family, they worked in the public Montessori realm for 4 years. Keith was born and raised in the cornfields of Illinois, where they attended Northern Illinois University for a degree in Environmental Geosciences. Upon graduation, they worked as a Ranger for the National Park Service, traveling to unique places as far off as Alaska. As a lifelong learner, Keith was called to work in education where their passion for imaginative play has found purpose. Since then, Keith has fallen in love with Portland for its quirkiness and natural beauty. When not teaching, they enjoy outdoor adventures, tabletop roleplaying games, and painting their hundreds of miniatures.