After graduating Cleveland State University with a Psychology degree, Jeff entered the mental health field helping families and children with emotional issues. Passionate about health and wellness, Jeff transitioned into the fitness industry in 2001 as a personal trainer working at an upscale health and fitness club in Pittsburgh, PA. He earned his personal trainer certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  His love of learning motivated him to pursue a Master of Exercise Science and Health Promotion degree from California University of Pennsylvania.  In 2016, as a way to help more people, Jeff expanded from in-person personal training to phone and video health coaching.  In 2018 he completed extensive training in smoking cessation through the Florida State University Medical Center and AHEC in Tallahassee, FL. He recently became a Certified International Health & Wellness Coach through the International Association for Health Coaches.

Aside from health and wellness, Jeff enjoys SCUBA diving, underwater and above water photography, and tennis.  His love of the beach and ocean led him to Panama City Beach, FL where he currently resides.