Keaton was also raised on farms in Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri. He now lives in Southeast Kansas where he runs the Southeast Kansas Camp. He spent much of his childhood in the field with his brothers and his father hunting small game and upland birds, taking his first deer at the age of 10.
During his teen years, Keaton spent hours with his brother Kendall chasing waterfowl on the marshes of Central Missouri before attending college at Pittsburg State University. After college he used his Communication degree to run several large non-profit organizations across Kansas assisting children with afterschool projects, mentoring, tutoring, and drug and alcohol prevention programs.
Keaton joined Kendall in opening K&K Outfitters in 1998, working part-time guiding on the weekends until 2005 when he went full-time guiding and helping run the business. In 1998, Kendall and his brother Keaton started K&K Outfitters, guiding hunters from around the United States, Mexico, and Canada to impressive trophies.