Birthday: February 7
Bio: After spending most of his adult life in sales and management, Jeff decided to leave the corporate world and go back to his true love - journalism.
After a year of freelancing for a number of Patch sites in the Tampa Bay area, Jeff was named assistant editor for the North Pinellas cluster in October of 2011.
Recently, Jeff was selected to become the editor of Safety Harbor Patch. He is extremely excited to cover all the topics, people and events that make the Harbor such a perfect Patch community.
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How would you describe your political beliefs?
I try to stay neutral when it comes to politics. I believe great leadership and positive influences can be found regardless of party affiliations. As long as the elected official is focused and committed to doing what's best for our city, county or country, I have no problem giving that person my full support.
How religious would you consider yourself?
Being brought up in a household with split beliefs - my mother is Catholic and my father was Jewish - helped me understand and appreciate different aspects of various religions. It also helped me believe that no matter what faith a person subscribes to, as long as it doesn't harm or interfere with others, any religion can be a helpful, positive and guiding force.