Jeff, 57, has raised three children, all graduates of Struthers High School. His step son Chuck is a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army serving in an overseas war zone. Kathy, his step daughter, is a housewife and mother of three, residing just outside of Pittsburgh. Ross, his son, is a website designer and web application developer who lives with Jeff in Miami Township. Jenny, his better half, is an Associate Professor at Northern Kentucky University who teaches children’s literature and is a librarian. Jenny is currently on the John Newbery Award Selection Committee and serves on the graduate council at Northern Kentucky University.

Jeff is the son of an elementary school teacher and the nephew of a high school guidance counselor. His sister is a teacher at a vocational school, and his mother served as an OEA local affiliate President. Jeff has inside knowledge of the pros and cons facing teachers today.

With a firm background in mortgage lending and collections for over 30 years, Jeff has developed a keen understanding of financial statements. Jeff writes courses and teaches in the real estate and mortgage fields for Hondros College.



BA Wilmington College, Ohio – Business
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Educational Involvment

National Association of Scholars, Argus Research Project

Past Board Member, Mc Nicholas High School

Blue Ribbon Committee, 2004 – Milford School System

Attendance at various conferences including:
The Ohio State University Children’s Literature Conference
Ohio Kentucky Indiana Children’s Literature Conference
Butler University Children’s Literature Conference
Kentucky Bluegrass Awards Children’s Literature Conference


Member: Ohio Board of Education

Adjunct Faculty: Hondros College
Teaching fields include real estate, mortgage lending and mortgage operations management.

Awards, Recognitions & Offices

2008 Workhorse Award, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio
Recipient of Outstanding Young Men of America & Who’s who Awards
Past Governor: Ohio District of Key Club international
Past Vice President: McKinley Club, Niles, Ohio
Past Vice President: Clermont County Republican Club
Past Interim Secretary: Loveland Republican Club
Past Treasurer: Trumbull Baptist Association
Republican Central Committee Member: Clermont County, Ohio