Jeff grew up in rural Oregon, the son of a commercial printing entrepreneur. He graduated from the University of Oregon with Bachelor Degrees in Business Management, Finance and Sociology before spending nearly 35 years in the utility industry working for a large multi-state (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California and Wyoming) electric utility. He has held management positions from customer care and new business development to marketing, electric resource planning and demand-side management. Jeff joined the Powder River Energy Corporation’s executive team in January of 2016. His current responsibilities include member service, communications, and economic development and he serves as the Executive Director of the Powder River Energy Foundation. Externally Jeff serves as Vice-President on the Energy Capital Economic Development Corporation board of directors, whose mission is to stimulate and facilitate a diverse economy through business retention, expansion, and recruitment. He is married to wife Renee and has three grown children and five grandchildren.