Keynon Lake is a native of Asheville NC, where he was born to parents Bennie & Robin Lake. As a youth, Keynon loved basketball, so much so that he was one of the best basketball players in the state during his high-school career. After playing college basketball and having a brief career playing professional abroad, Keynon made his way back home to Asheville where he has been working for Buncombe County Health and Human Services for the past 15 years. The bulk of his work has been social work in the form of Child Protective Services, and more recently Community Engagement social work. In 2012, Keynon started the My Daddy Taught Me That movement with a Book, followed by a Men’s Development Youth Program. Today he is a public speaker, author, social worker, community activist, and CEO/Director of My Daddy Taught Me That. Keynon has found a passion in helping others and has a special gift working with youth. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to helping others and trying to be a positive example.