Jeff has been empowering and entertaining people for many years! As the Student Activities Council Advisor and Leadership Teacher at Waterloo-Oxford DSS, he leads one of the largest and most impactful leadership programs in the province of Ontario. He is an engaging speaker and workshop presenter with experience at global, national, provincial, TEDx, regional and local conferences, school assemblies, and more.
Jeff has a natural way of connecting with people and moving them to action. He was a leader on his high school campus, active in Student Council, won a bronze medal at the Canadian National High School Debating Championships, and was voted by his peers to be Valedictorian of his graduating class.
At the University of Western Ontario he remained active in public speaking, being recognized as an Outstanding Delegate to the prestigious Harvard National Model UN and broadcasting on campus radio. He also played several seasons with the football Mustangs earning a varsity athletic letter.
As an educator, Jeff is blessed to teach at his alma mater. His school's inclusive programs to welcome new students in the school are a model for the region. Their school-wide Relay for Life fundraising events for the Canadian Cancer Society have raised over $625,000 in the last decade. He further gives his time coaching several varsity school sports teams, and has coached league championship teams in two different sports.
Jeff and his wife Julie and their three children (twin daughters Brookelynn and Katherine and son Jackson) live outside Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario where they are active leaders and volunteers in their schools and community. Jeff has served on numerous local boards, is currently a member of his local government Township Council (serving his fourth elected term), and has coached numerous local travel teams in baseball and hockey. For his efforts and expertise in guiding young people, and their parents, he was recognized as Rep Hockey Coach of the Year for the local New Hamburg Hockey Association.
Jeff is a genuine motivator, always striving to learn more and do more. He is excited to meet you and work alongside you to better your school, association, conference, or corporate community.
Decatur Public Schools - November 6, 2020
Saugeen District Senior School - February 18, 2020
Port Elgin, ON
Brock University Concurrent Ed Conference - March 7, 2020
St. Catharines, ON
Columbia Basin Hospital - March 19, 2020
Kings High School - March 20, 2020
Global Student Leadership Summit - April 19-21, 2020
Weyburn Comprehensive School - April 29, 2020
John Rennie High School - May 6, 2019
Point Claire, QC
Ontario Student Leadership Conference, Niagara Falls, ON Nov. 3-5
Ephrata High School, Epphrata WA - Oct. 11, 2019
Canadian Student Leadership Conference - Sept 24-28, 2019
Gardner HS, Gardner Massachusetts - Aug 26, 2019
Youth Leadership Camp Canada - July 17, 2019
Camp Wabanaki Leadership Staff Training - June 23, 2019
City of Kitchener Neighbourhood Camps Staff - June 9, 2019
Nova Scotia SSSA, Antigonish, NS - May 17, 2019
Bluefield HS, North Wiltshire PEI - May 16, 2019
Spring OSLC, Kingston ON - May 12, 2019
McKinnon Park SS, Caledonia ON - May 10, 2019
John G. Diefenbaker High School, Calgary AB - May 6, 2019 Cochrane High School, Cochrane AB - May 6, 2019
Beaver Brae SS, Kenora ON - April 25, 2019
Windsor Park Collegiate, Winnipeg, MB - April 24, 2019
Carberry Collegiate, Carberry, MB April 23, 2019