Keith was born and raised in Superior and graduated from Superior High School in 2003. At the age of 20, he was given the opportunity to manage the family business, Jimmy’s Saloon. In 2016, he purchased the business and is now the owner and operator along with his wife, Emily.
Over the years, Keith has served in leadership positions with the Tavern League, the Lake Superior Ice Racing Association, the Lake Superior Ice Festival, and helped bring back Billings Park Days. In 2009, he started the Michael Rex Kern Memorial Foundation in honor of his late father. This foundation has donated tens of thousands of dollars to various organizations in need throughout the community.
In 2016, Keith decided he wanted to help the community in a different role. He ran for Superior City Council and won. Since his election, he has served as Council Vice President and President. He is a dedicated voice for his constituents and helped create a grant program for small businesses. He enjoys having the opportunity to work with families, business owners, and organizations to find solutions to the issues facing Superior.
Keith lives in Superior with his wife, Emily. Besides running Jimmy’s Saloon, he also raced stock cars locally for 20 years.