Except for a short stint in Spokane, WA, Jeff has lived and currently lives in central Ohio for most of his life. After getting his Master’s degree in Biology Jeff started his career in teaching and retired from that in 2000. Since then he has dabbled in various endeavors including learning the saddle making trade (thus Spokane).
Jeff has always had dogs in his life and they have dictated almost every part of his life. His family started keeping and breeding German Wirehaired Pointers in the early 70’s and began the Ripsnorter Kennel. Jeff served as Vice President on the Board of the GWPCA during his time raising wirehairs. Jeff switched to Pudelpointers about 15 years ago. He has tested his dogs in NA, UT and the Invitational. His granddaughter and grandson have both tested their dogs and his in NA. He has hunted Turkey, Pheasant, Quail and Grouse in Ohio when there were some to hunt. He has made many trips to western states and Michigan, alone and with his NAVHDA friends, his favorite state being Montana.
Jeff is currently a member of both the Buckeye and Mid-Ohio Chapters of NAVHDA and he looks forward to meeting many more Pudelpointer people and to working with all of the other officers of NAPS.