Born and raised in Redcliff, Alberta, Jeff went on to graduate from the University of Ottawa with a degree in International Relations. He then entered the world of politics as a legislative assistant to a member of Parliament. In 2011, Jeff joined the office of federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz as press secretary. He was then promoted to director of communications, serving as the Minister’s chief communications advisor and spokesperson. Jeff has participated in over a dozen international trade missions and knows first-hand the important economic role agriculture plays in the lives of Canadians.
A prairie boy at heart, Jeff is proud to bring his skills in strategic communications, issues management, media and stakeholder relations, and his passion for Canadian agriculture to the team at Think Shift.