Jeffrey was born and raised on the North Side of Chicago. During the summers he went on many family trips throughout many areas of the country. During his experiences, Jeffrey spent much quality time camping, hiking, exploring, and much more. Those experiences drew him close to the natural world and made him passionate for it. That led him to Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) where he gained a B.S. in Earth Science and minored in Chemistry. Aside from his interests in the natural world; he also enjoys running, biking, gaming, acting, reading, soccer, Frisbee, and board games.
Last summer, Jeffrey held a position with the National Park Service which required traveling for weeks at a time. The position required extended backcountry work, through rugged terrain with extreme weather conditions, and long hours. Through this experience, Jeffrey was able to test his endurance, his will power, and his ability to work well as part of a team in difficult conditions as well as add to his technical knowledge and skills. Jeffrey looks forward to adding more to his knowledge and skills as he begins this season with the SCA and continues along his career path.