Jeff's home base is in Southern Indiana where his family operates an inn and builds log cabins and timberframes. He is Chairman of the Brown County Fire Protection District and the Brown County Community Foundation. Back in the day, he flew SAR helicopters in the Navy; later he flew for the Army Guard. He is an active WEMT and firefighter (structural and wildland) in an "all volunteer" county that is a tourist destination for hikers, bikers, horseback riders and the like. Jeff is a lifelong paddler, who loves to fish; he makes regular trips to the BWCA, Quetico and further north when he can get away.