Jeff is currently a software engineer for an international technology company working on the Azure platform, .Net Core and DevOps practices. He started in forestry at OSU early on in his career after which he got into web development using languages like PHP and Java. Afterward, he moved into .Net work with SharePoint for a national wine company and an outstanding technology consultancy, which lead him to be a collaboration software architect for a large local insurance company.
One of Jeff’s drivers is a constant curiosity balanced by experience and the open idea sharing of those around him. There’s always a way to solve the problems that people face both in the work and personal setting. He enjoys volunteering for the American Heart Association Support Network, is an avid backpacker/hiker with aspirations of doing his first through-hike in 2020. He is a yoga practitioner, runner, and meditation devotee. Jeff has spoken to various public technology community groups and is currently working on a new schedule of talks for 2019. In addition to this, he is a regular blogger and budding hiking vlogger for fellow heart attack survivors who want to rediscover freedom from fear in the great outdoors.
“Somehow we’ve come to equate success with not needing anyone. Many of us are willing to extend a helping hand, but we’re very reluctant to reach out for help when we need it ourselves. It’s as if we’ve divided the world into “those who offer help” and “those who need help.” The truth is that we are both.” – Brené Brown
Jeff believes that mindfulness is not just a buzz word, it’s the cornerstone of every interaction, moment, people can choose to be present within. Jeff understands that every day brings new opportunities, that people are stronger when they stoke the fires of curiosity while remaining flexible in the context of constant change.