Jeff has been around the child welfare system his entire life. His parents were licensed foster parents and began providing care and an adoptive home to children since Jeff was three years old. He is the second oldest in a sibling group of 20; three biological and seventeen finding this forever family through child welfare systems around the country and world. Jeff and wife, Renee, continued to follow the strong calling to provide permanence to children in need of a family. They have six daughters, five of whom are adopted. It should be noted that Jeff has yet to win an argument in his home.
Jeff began his service with Children’s Administration in 1998 as a Child and Family Welfare Services worker in the Spokane office. He has also held the positions of Foster Home Licensor, Regional Licensor, Supervisor, and Area Administrator over the course of his 20 years of service. Beginning in November of 2016, Jeff began in his current role as the Regional Administrator for Region One.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology from Washington State University and a Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. Jeff is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.