Keith Elkins with YMCA “Little” Logen Adams

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Get To Know Keith Elkins And Why He Said Yes To Being A Model

How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?

I am a friend of some families within the Kendall Group.

Why did you say yes?

I have long believed in the importance of high quality early childhood education and care for everyone.

What is your official job title?

Fire Captain with the Nampa Fire Department

How would you describe your job to your mother?

My job is to help people when they cannot help themselves, often on their worst day.

All families are unique, tell us about yours.

I have been married for almost 29 years to my best friend and with her I share my two wonderful daughters.

Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.

I am an avid leather, wood and metalworker. I love to mix my materials to create items of beauty and functionality. I make furniture, leather purses, totes, and anything else I can dream up.

What is something that you swore you would never do as a parent before you had kids that you do now?

I had kids young enough that I cannot remember what I swore about or not.

What inspired you when you were growing up, and why?

Trying things that you have never tried knowing you may fail. Not being afraid to put yourself out there-socially, emotionally, and physically. Fearlessness is inspiring.

If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?

Take good care of your teeth.