Born on the road and raised in a traveling carnival, Jeff had the opportunity to gain a great sampling and appreciation of localized culture within the United States and Canada.
His love of developmental technology began while helping his father repair and build roller coasters and other mechanical behemoths. Watching their gears and chains whir, accompanied by the sounds of joyful screaming, are among his fondest childhood memories.
In 1979, he was introduced to basic programming on a TRS-80 and soon began learning other computer languages, eventually leading to video game, web, and software development.
Working as a Master Control Operator and Assistant Technician for the Community Media Center in Santa Rosa, Jeff honed his AV/Network engineering skills while working under their lead engineer for nearly 9 years. After leaving the company to follow other pursuits… these skills were put to the test when the short staffed TV station asked him to return, then run and maintain their unmanned Playback/Network/AV Engineering stations, while developing ways to automate the playback process. This sadly came to an end, when the station lost its funding and had to close their doors.
Jeff looks forward to working with, and for the Petaluma media community.