Jeff was born and raised in Minnesota and earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at Iowa State University. He also holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Des Moines Area Community College.
In his youth, Jeff had a passion for art and design that he developed through both practice and education. He was also exposed to the various means and methods of construction at a young age through the hardware store that his family owned. The combination of these interests would help lay the foundation for his career in landscape architecture. In 2010, Jeff was hired as an intern with RJI and is presently a Senior Associate who is actively involved in overseeing projects and designs.
During his free time Jeff enjoys traveling, perfecting his Thai curry recipes, adding to his collection of houseplants, and spending time with his nephew Nolan.