Joe Keays has been a part of the marching band and drum corps activity for 40 years teaching thousands of students and designing over 250 shows. He has won the highest championship accolades possible with the Star of Indiana, Santa Clara Vanguard, Center Grove HS, Marian Catholic HS and many others. Keays was also a part of the award winning Brast Theatre and Blast productions. He was inducted into the Star of Indiana Wall of Fame in 1995.
Keays has a Masters in Education and is a full time leader and teacher of Computer Science and Mathematics in Southern California. He’s a Google Certified Innovator, winner of the 2014 Edublog Lifetime Achievement Award and currently the NEA National Facilitator for Inspiring Professional Development.
In his spare time, Keays has been pedaling with power on his bikes conquering the challenges of endurance MTB racing, road, cyclocross and track cycling. In 2015, Keays completed the Everesting Challenge where less than 100 Americans have ever accomplished this cycling feat.