Jeff has been actively involved in the church and parachurch community in northwest Ohio his entire adult life and has linked arms with our local & area staff, advisory board and volunteers to continue the good work they’ve done growing and expanding FCA’s influence and impact. Jeff says, “We’ve got a tremendous team to impact coaches and athletes for Jesus Christ in three areas (Toledo, Buckeye Border & District 8) encompassing 26 counties in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan. I’m excited!” Jeff is focused strongly on donor, board and staff development.
For more than 25 years, Jeff’s role as Executive Director of the Owens Community College Foundation, auctioneer, master of ceremonies and development consultant has resulted in raising millions of charitable dollars for various ministries and organizations in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, including Owens' Foundation, Toledo Christian Schools; St. John’s Jesuit, St. Francis de Sales, Central Catholic, and Maumee Valley Country Day high schools; Family House, Mercy Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rotary Club of Maumee, Boys & Girls Clubs, Toledo Opera Association, and many more. As a community service leader, Jeff is respected and trusted within the philanthropic community.
His unique professional background including roles as the head of the Owens Community College development department from 2015-2016, Series 7 registered financial advisor from 2006-2015; and Realtor, auctioneer and entrepreneur from 1992-2006; serve him well in FCA. A University of Toledo alumnus and resident of northwest Ohio for most of his life, Jeff is a past president of Rotary Club of Maumee, where he continues to serve on the service foundation board. He’s even a former State of Ohio Champion Auctioneer (yes, they have those…) and gratefully serves in the communities that have allowed him to be successful. His outside interests include coaching youth sports, golf, playing drums in his church worship band, singing, boating, concerts and all things associated with The Ohio State University (especially football!) Jeff and his wife Dana reside in Whitehouse, OH and have two grown sons, Seth Michael and Noah David.