Mr. Keeney grew up in the Maryland Suburbs of Washington, D.C., and lived for many years in the Chicago area. He studied at West Virginia University and received his Waldorf teacher certification from the Arcturus Waldorf training program in Chicago. He has also studied Luthiery at The Apprentice Shop. Mr. Keeney first discovered Waldorf education when he read an article in the Utne reader and wept, thinking, “school could have been a beautiful experience.” During his career as a Waldorf teacher, he has taken two classes from grade 1-8 at Four Winds Waldorf in the West suburbs of Chicago. In addition to his teaching, Mr. Keeney is an artist focusing on painting and wood sculpture. He is also a cabinet maker, writer, musician, actor and web designer. Mr. Keeney’s son attends Tucson High.