“Experience and a reputation for caring are earned.”
After serving as Staff Attorney to the Presiding Judge of the 6th District Court of Appeals, Keith and Michelle Beebe married and moved from Toledo, Ohio to Eglon in 1985. In 1991 their daughter Keyla arrived, and in 1995, they welcomed Anna. Many people recognize the distinctive “Water Tower” behind the church in Eglon,” that is also home to Keyla’s new Wild Tower Farm.
“A good scout leaves a place in a better condition than he finds it.”
Growing up with family in the Allegheny mountains in Oil City PA, Keith learned a commitment to the natural beauty in our world. As a son of an ex-Marine, Keith also learned the duty and responsibilities a person has to himself and his community. Keith’s experience and connection span North Kitsap.
Currently, Keith and Michelle are restoring sections of Carpenter Lake and Creek, and creating trail opportunities, by partnering with Stillwater Environmental Center and Kitsap Conservation. They have been avid supporters of Stillwaters and also donated land and worked with the Great Peninsula Conservancy in 2003. Keith is a former Kitsap County representative to the Puget Sound Growth Management Board. They currently work with the Kingston Cares, the Food4Kids program, Fishline, and help sponsor the community meal.
Keith serves as a board member for the Village Green Community Center Foundation and as a community board member on the Port Gamble S’klallam Tribe Foundation focusing on Heronswood Nursery. Keith is also active in Kingston Rotary and Kiwanis and volunteers at the Kingston Severe Weather Shelter.
Thirty-six years of service is more than membership. From volunteer firefighter, Options Program parent, to Santa, food packing and deliveries, managing the 4th of July Fun Run, writing the “On the Map” newspaper column, flipping hot dogs at Hansville Community Center Hansville, to President of the North Kitsap School Board, Keith enjoys the “hands-on” active parts of service that builds community and respect for each other.
“If I can teach a class of 8-year-olds in Argentina or Suquamish I can handle anything.”
Being President of the School Board led Keith to a passion for teaching and a life-adventure. After earning a Teaching Certificate Keith has taught 3rd and 4th grade in North Kitsap at Gordon and Squamish Elementary, but he and his family left on a life adventure teaching and living for 12 years in Curacao, the Netherlands Antilles; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague in the Czech Republic, Mexico City, and a year in Santa Fe. New Mexico. Keyla graduated from High School in Buenos Aires and Anna from the International School of Prague. They are now graduates of Western Washington Univerity and the University of Washington.
Keith and Michelle returned to North Kitsap as Mexico City was closer to home, but still not close enough to the girls. Michelle now teaches at Epiphany School in Seattle.
Active, involved, and caring, Keith brings a wealth of commitment and connection that serves him and his clients well.