Jeff served in the United States Navy from May 1986 to May 1990 on the USS Eisenhower CVN 69. He is a retired Correctional Lieutenant serving from December 1994 to February 2015. Currently he is a Financial Adviser with Edward Jones. When asked about his involvement with Resilience Grows Here, Jeff has this to say "I am proud to be on the steering committee for a program such as Resilience Grows Here. I want to help all veterans and there families overcome the obstacles that face them on a daily basis. I believe in giving our veterans the programs and services they are entitled to while also reducing the number of suicides committed each month. I firmly believe that our true strength as a nation begins with our strength as a community and that is what RGH represents and believes in."