Jeff is a native Oregonian. In 2003, he joined the US Army Signal Corps and served overseas in Korea. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in 2008.
He was immediately accepted at the University of Oregon on the GI Bill in 2008 and graduated in 2010 with a BA in History and minor in Political Science.
In 2010 Jeff worked locally as a field organizer for Forward Oregon and the Kitzhaber for Governor Campaign.
After the 2010 campaign, Jeff began working as the Chief of Staff for Oregon Senate Deputy Majority Leader Dr. Alan Bates. He has served in that position since that time.