Keelan was born in Mobile but raised in a remote town by the name McIntosh (formerly McIntosh Bluff) inside of Alabama's oldest county--Washington County. Having been raised in an area by people who continue strong African practices of reciting the family genealogy via oral transmission, he acquired a thirst for studying history. His plan as a teen was to tell a deeper narrative of ancient, biblical history with modern histories. He then matriculated at a Bible college in Birmingham, AL immediately after high school and earned a degree in Bible and Theology (B. A., 2010). Keelan's undergraduate research compelled him to dig deeper due to his biblical studies frequently referencing the knowledge and technologies of the land of Africa in a way that is not done in schoolbooks and media.
Over the next few years of independent studies and research, he began to acquire digital ancient manuscripts consisting of the ancient languages Hebrew, Aramaic, Koine, and Latin. Upon entering a rigorous graduate program, he also obtained a plethora of ancient Egyptian manuscripts translated by reputable scholars. These several years of studies enlightened Keelan on the diaspora of mankind over the face of the globe regarding the effect intraspecific variation in microevolution, latitudinal global quadrants, and weather patterns have upon the human race to this very day.
One may regularly hear him refer to what he calls the epistemological axioms of cultural differences, which he explains to the average person so they can better understand current race relations in America. Thus, he uses a bottom-up approach in his narratives, beginning with the foundation of everything, to inform people on the present. This is why his eye-opening perspective in explaining the inception of Montgomery has garnered attention in media outlets.
Obviously, all this information needed its own outlet. After being a formal classical educator for a span of nearly five years, having done hundreds of lectures to both school children and adults of various demographics, and having created several historical presentations, he and his wife founded Montgomery Deep History in 2019. They organized it as one of Montgomery Alabama's official tour businesses in 2020.
On behalf of MGM Deep History, Keelan has been featured on CNN, USA Today, The Montgomery Advertiser, The Alabama Baptist, TAB Media, and Alabama State University's WVAS 90.7FM. He serves the city of Montgomery, AL as a board member of the city's Historic Preservation Commission. Among the number of historic endeavors in which he has engaged as board member, in 2023 he has played a key role in getting the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church registered as a World Heritage site. He is also a board member of Fishers Farm, which is a nonprofit, residential discipleship home in Montgomery that seeks to restore men who suffer from various addictions.
Keelan, who is currently a student at the historic Alabama State University, enjoys reading, writing, fishing, cycling, auto mechanics, and spending time with his family.