Dr. Key spent the last 10 years practicing in West Texas. Dr. Key began his educational journey majoring in Theater Arts. Soon, he began to consider a career in the helping professions, so he began taking psychology courses, before learning of the career path for speech-language pathology. His cousin, who was 18 years younger than himself, was not yet talking at 2 years of age, which had prompted him to look into speech therapy. The process to become a speech-language pathologist was to first graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders before obtaining a master’s degree. Therefore, he immediately applied for the School of Allied Health; however, it was another year before he was accepted into the communication disorders program. Dr. Key remembers in his first class, they were instructed, “Before you spend six (6) months trying to teach a child to say, ‘th,’ make sure they can hear it.” He convinced his aunt and uncle to have his cousin’s hearing tested. She was diagnosed at the age of 3 with a profound hearing loss, which prompted Dr. Key to enter into the field of audiology.