Jeffrey graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors degree in Biology, Society, & Environment, and a Minor in Fisheries & Wildlife. He also served four years active duty in the Marine Corps.

He used to volunteer at an animal shelter walking dogs and cleaning kennels, and he has been a volunteer at the Minnesota Zoo since 2013.

As you can imagine from his education and hobbies, Jeffrey loves going to zoos and reading about wildlife. In addition, he plays the trumpet and likes to run, read, and lift weights.