Keith was born in Quesnel, British Columbia on March 1, 1966. He is a member of the Haida Nation and his family comes from the village of Dadens on Langara Island in Haida Gwaii. He was initially taught basic Haida designing by his uncle, Claude Davidson, in 1980. Since that time he has spent time working in argillite, from 1980 to 1988, and moving on to wood, silver and gold. He has primarily worked in silver and gold and has been guided in his work by Reginald and Robert Davidson.
Keith commenced working part-time with Robert Davidson in White Rock, British Columbia in December 2003.