Jeff was born in Columbus, Ohio on the campus of Ohio State University. When he was two years old his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he grew up and spent his summers attending and then working at summer camps.
After graduating high school in 1986, he moved to the Bay Area to attend Stanford University. He started university with the intention of becoming a doctor. But he found his true calling in working with children. After university, he and his freshman roommate, Ira, decided to start a day camp, Jefunira Camp.
Jeff has been running Jefunira Camp since its inception. Jeff is married to Terri and has three amazing children, Jayson, Jared, and Jolie.