Jeff and Emily have two children -- a son who is seven and a daughter who is five. Both are students in the River Valley School District.

Jeff's greatest honor is being called Dad. He loves exploring the outdoors with his kids, watching them play with cousins and friends, and reading to them each night before they fall asleep.

My work as an educator and community leader has been forever changed as the result of having children. I am forced to question how our communities, businesses, and policies affect our youngest, most vulnerable neighbors. I am motived to make sure that my actions and decisions empower young people and their families to live happier, healthier, peaceful lives. - Jeff