A little about me, and my journey here.
June 23, 1963
I am the daughter of Kenton Keith and Brenda Ayo Keith.They were married in 1963.
September 1, 1970
Me and Nemo on the balcony in Istanbul Turkey.After serving in the U.S. Navy, my Father joined the United States Foreign Service. I was born while the family was posted in Turkey.
April 1, 1971
My older brother Vincent and I, playing in the courtyard of our temporary housing in Morocco.
After Turkey, we moved to Morocco, and then to Syria.
December 24, 1972
I Learned that the most important thing about me was that I was an American.
Being raised in a U.S. diplomatic community, I learned that the most important thing about me was that I was an American, and that being an American was very special.
January 5, 1974
My first time seeing snow in the mountains of Syria.
September 24, 1976
My experiences in Kentucky fueled my passion for equality and justice.In 1975, my parents divorced and I moved to Oakland, California to live with my Mom. Up until that time, I only knew I was an American. It wasn’t until I was six years old that I learned what it meant to be an African American. I really didn’t know anything about discrimination until we moved to Lexington, Kentucky. In Lexington, we were the only African American family in our neighborhood and the only Black kids who were not bussed to school. Those experiences fueled my passion to stand up for equality and justice.
September 25, 1976
January 9, 1977
I moved from Kentucky to Washington, DC.I moved from Kentucky to Washington, DC to live with my Dad and my Step-Mom, Mireille Luc-Keith. Then the family moved to Brasilia, Brazil. In Brazil, I was again reminded of how much of a gift it was to be an American.
April 1, 1982
Singing in a talent show at the American School in Brasilia.Our little group came in third and I had such fun singing with my American and Brazilian friends.
October 24, 1984
At Skyline High School in Oakland, California, I was Co-Captain of the Cheerleading Squad.
In 1982, I moved back to California to attend high school.
June 1, 1992
At my graduation from U.C. Davis with my lovely Momma.
November 24, 1995
Being sworn into the United States Navy by Admiral James Fargo.
In the fall of 1992, after receiving a Master’s degree, I moved across the country to attend Boston College Law School. After graduating from law school, I was commissioned into the United States Navy, as a Judge Advocate (Chief Lawyer).
May 12, 1996
At my first duty station in the Navy.I served as Defense Counsel at the Navy Legal Services Office in Norfolk, VA.
September 1, 1998
Receiving a commendation as Officer in Charge of the Navy Legal Services Office Detachment, ASU Bahrain.
My first duty station was in Norfolk, Virginia, where I served as a Defense Counsel. I then volunteered to go to Bahrain, in the Persian Gulf, to serve as the Officer in Charge of the Legal Services Office. In Bahrain, I spent most of my time at sea working on military justice cases.
December 1, 1999
I was then stationed in Washington, DC.I was then stationed in Washington, DC to serve as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Navy Computers and Telecommunications Command. It was an honor and privilege to serve my country in the Navy, and also an invaluable experience.
December 15, 1999
My farewell to the Navy celebration.
I got out of the Navy in December of 1999, and joined the DC office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius as a labor and employment attorney. I also practiced law at Jones Day in Washington, DC and Ogletree Deakins in Indianapolis and Chicago.
January 1, 2013
Attending the Florida State Delegation Inaugural Ball on Behalf of NextEra Energy/Power & Light Co. (FP&L).
In April of 2011 I was recruited by FP&L to be in-house legal counsel. Moving to Florida was an unexpected, but delightful turn in my path.
November 12, 2014
Board Members breaking ground on the first-of-its-kind permanent housing complex for at-risk veterans.I have now put down roots in Palm Beach County, where I am a member of Leadership Palm Beach County, a member of the Board of Directors of Faith, Hope, Love, Charity, Inc., a non-profit that serves homeless and at-risk veterans, and a volunteer mentor at the Boys and Girls Club of Riviera Beach. In my spare time, I love to travel, cook, play tennis, salsa dance, and read.
December 24, 2014
"I am blessed".I am blessed with a very supportive family, and some of the best and most loyal long-time friends a person could ask for.