Jeff hails from the great state of Michigan. He left the north woods to attend Northwestern University, receiving a BA in political science. After several years of wandering in Vermont and Europe, Jeff focused on a career in public finance, first at Fidelity Investments in Boston, followed by a ten-year stint as credit analyst at Moody's Investors Service in San Francisco.
Jeff said goodbye to the finance world after deciding to devote his energies to arts nonprofits. He earned his nonprofit chops as Associate Director of Development at Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in San Francisco. In 2012 he, at long last, joined the book arts world as Director of Development at the San Francisco Center for the Book. In early 2014 he took on the role of Executive Director for the Center. Jeff is a longtime linocut printmaker, studying with Katie Gilmartin of Chrysalis Studio. And as an SFCB certificate holder in bookbinding and printing, Jeff’s appreciation for craft grows more each day.
Jeff is a long-time member of the local Soto Zen community, with stints as both board member and resident of Hartford Street Zen Center. Weekends find him running, biking, or sitting on the couch curled up with a book.