The Home Boy, call sign “Hotel Bravo” – USMC – Special Forces Veteran, USMC Cold Weather Survival School (Bridgeport, CA) – Paramedic – Firefighter – Community Emergency Response Team Instructor – USMC Small boat RIB operator, Okinawa Japan.
Jeff is a native of western North Carolina. He was born in Highlands, NC, at the Peggy Crosby Center, which was the Highlands Hospital at the time. Jeff grew up in the mountains above Lake Grenville.
After High School, Jeff joined the Marine Corps. Jeff spent the next four years traveling around the world with the Special Forces keeping us safe.
After Jeff’s time in the Marine Corps, he returned to the mountains with a longing to serve his community. In 1996 Jeff joined the Glenville-Cashiers Rescue Squad and started his career in EMS. In 1998 Jeff graduated paramedic school.
In 2005 Jeff married his wife Sarah and started a new journey as a motorcycle race team mechanic. This journey took Jeff’s family on an adventure that ended with them living in Augusta, GA, for ten years. During this time, Jeff and Sarah’s family grew to include four children.
While in Georgia, Jeff became a Nationally Registered Paramedic and Fire Fighter. After seven years at the Fire Department in Georgia, Jeff and Sarah felt the calling to come back to the beautiful mountains, which has always been home.
Jeff’s family moved back in 2018. Jeff is currently a Volunteer Firefighter with the Highlands Fire Department and the newest guide with Highland Excursion.