(Capcom's primary storyline)
W. Keith was a child prodigy headhunted by the Spencer Foundation. Taking up classes at the Umbrella Executive Training School, a boarding school for children recruited into the company, Keith was viewed as worthless by its director, Dr. James Marcus. By the end of the year Keith had been taken away by Marcus to serve as a test subject in the t-Virus Project. Keith's body was kept alive and preserved in the lab as a specimen.