Jeff was raised in upstate New York and completed his B.A. in geography at Middlebury College in Vermont. He attained his master’s degree in water resource science at Oregon State University where his research focused on glacier hydrology in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He spent most of his 20's teaching Earth sciences and geography at the secondary and university level, while taking his summers off to lead wilderness and climbing expeditions throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.
As Jeff entered his 30's the travel bug won him over, and he spent the next eight years on the road, traveling and guiding around the world. He led more than 100 expeditions in Latin America, including water resource development projects in Guatemala and Bolivia, mountain guiding in Peru and Patagonia, and most recently cultural tours around Cuba. After traveling through every country in Latin America, Jeff emphatically places Cuba as the number one most interesting place for travel in the Western Hemisphere.
His outdoor endeavors include first ascents in Canada, South America, and the Middle East, a canoe-descent of the Grand Canyon, a one-day climb of the face of El Capitan, and guiding multiple parties to 6,000+ meter peaks in the Andes. In his free time, Jeff enjoys landscape photography, marathon running, creating maps, and planning off-the-beaten path journeys through Africa and Asia.
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