Jeff, son of an Air Force pilot, was born in Durham, North Carolina. As his Dad was given new assignments every three years, Jeff grew up in Nebraska, Alabama, North Dakota, California, Hawaii, Texas, Virginia, and New Mexico. After high school Jeff moved to Texas where he graduated from Texas A&I University with a degree in Finance. While in Texas he married his wife Susie. They have 2 grown children: Matt, a software engineer residing in Massachusetts, and Rachel, a graduate student studying exercise physiology at the University of Virginia.
While living in Texas he worked for a time in the oil industry, and later went into banking. The family then moved east, spending time in both South Carolina and Virginia. Currently residing in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Jeff recently retired from Bank of America in Charlotte after 26 years of service with the bank.
Jeff has enjoyed shooting sports throughout his life. Jeff started shooting skeet in 1965 (age 12-13) in Hawaii where his Dad was stationed. He won 2nd place in the Junior Skeet competition that year. He enjoyed many years target shooting with his Dad, bird hunting with relatives in North Dakota, and helped coach his son’s rifle team at Fort Mill High School. Jeff also enjoys golfing, fishing, cooking, watching college football, and spending time at the family lake cottage in Minnesota.
In 2013 Jeff began participating in sporting clays shooting at the Rocky Creek Shooting Club, and shortly thereafter became a member of the club. Jeff began shooting sporting clays with a Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 shotgun, but recently upgraded to a competition Beretta DT 11 shotgun. Since retiring Jeff has increased his visits to Rocky Creek, usually visiting at least 3 times per week. He has taken periodic lessons to improve his shooting, and has participated in periodic tournaments at the club. Jeff has enjoyed being a member of Rocky Creek Shooting Club, both for the sport of shooting clays and for the friends he has made there.