Described as capable, diligent and determined by his Principal, Keri achieved highly throughout his secondary schooling. As a talented sportsman in Rugby League, Touch, Athletics, Outrigging and Dragonboating, he received a scholarship in his senior school years from the Counties Manukau Sports Foundation.
Keri feels he gained a huge amount confidence from working at Bendon during his First Foundation Scholarship. As an employee, he developed people skills that he has found to be transferable. Sue Dunmore, General Manager of Design and Product at Bendon Limited said the following when Keri became their Scholar: "We were looking for someone with the "X' factor and we believe we found that in Keri. He stood out at the interview and displayed a natural enthusiasm and energy that fitted with our Bendon family."
Keri is completed his last paper of his Bachelor of Digital Design through AUT, in November 2015. He has been kept busy by his own clothing line of high fashion street wear: 3am Clothing, and is enjoying being a father.