Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, Art, and Music from Western Oregon State College and received his Master of Fine Arts in Scene Design/Theatre Technology from the University of Portland. He teaches courses in stagecraft, design and theatre history and has taught special topics classes such as Puppetry and Play Writing. Jeff has designed over 30 productions at Luther, including The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Peer Gynt, and The Good Person of Szechwan. He has also directed plays such as The Marriage of Bette and Boo, The Hundred and First, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Jeff also has worked with the Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, Minnesota and the Dorian Opera Theatre in Decorah where he has design shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, Groucho: A Life in Review, La Boheme and Measure for Measure.
During the 2003/2004 academic year, Jeff co-directed, with his wife Sue, Luther’s Nottingham Program, located at the Luther College Study Centre in Nottingham, England.