Jeff was born and raised in Sandcut, Alabama, a rural agricultural area in the Southwest corner of the state, where local businesses were critical to the well-being of the community. After attending W.S. Neal High School, he graduated from The University of Alabama where he studied communication, economics, and political science.
Jeff launched his career in Tuscaloosa, Alabama working for now-current Alabama Secretary of State, the honorable John Merrill, as well as The Office of the Chancellor for The University System of the State of Alabama.
Afterwards, Jeff moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he worked as a healthcare consultant under the direction of William Mylius, one of the area’s most well-respected healthcare strategists. He transitioned to the burgeoning market of Nashville, Tennessee in 2002, where he currently resides with his wife, two children, and their clever Shih-Tzu, George.
He is an active member of Forest Hills Baptist Church where he served on the Finance Committee, taught sixth-grade boys Sunday School, assisted the Church endowment through best-practice research and reporting, and supported the Wings Ministry which is an outreach to displaced Burmese refugees. Jeff has served on The City of Oak Hill Citizens Advisory Board, chaired The Oak Hill School Dad’s Coffee, mentored for Preston Taylor Ministries and The State of Tennessee Promise scholarship program, and has coached youth sports in Upward Basketball and The First Presbyterian Recreational Soccer League.