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 and lead one of the largest and most impactful Student Activities Council Leadership programs in the province of Ontario. His school's inclusive programs to welcome new students in the school are a model for the region. Their Student Activities Council led biennial Relay for Life fundraising events for the Canadian Cancer Society have raised over $500,000 in the last decade. He further gives of 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 minor 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.
Bluewater District School Board - April 5, 2019
Carberry Collegiate - April 23, 2019
Windsor Park Collegiate - April 24, 2019
Beaver Brae Secondary School - April 25, 2019
John G. Diefenbaker High School - May 6, 2019
Spring OSLC - May 12, 2019
Ontario Student Leadership Conference - November 4-6, 2018 Niagara Falls, ON
Sacred Heart High School - September 21, 2018
Preston High School - August 28, 2018
TEDx Brampton - July 14, 2018
St Jean de Brebeuf Secondary School - May 4, 2018
Global Student Leadership Summit - April 9-11, 2018
London Convention Centre London, ON