Jeff was raised in Roswell, New Mexico. He received a BS degree from McMurry University and a Master of Science in Education from Baylor University. He spent 18 years recording and traveling with the music group "Gabriel" before coming to Baylor in June of 1999, four months prior to the opening of the McLane Student Life Center. Jeff and his wife, Teri, a speech pathologist, live in lovely Lorena, Texas. They have three children with Baylor degrees, Erika (BU '03), Logan (BU '07), and Mason (BU '12), and a growing number of grandchildren. His pastimes include watching Baylor sports and eating stove-top popcorn.