Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Jeff has lived a vagabond’s life across these United States—from the Bronx to Boulder to the high country of the Sierra Nevada and for the last 7 years the upstate of South Carolina and mountains of North Carolina. His trail work experience is vast and varied: 9 years at Sequoia National Park, 4 years at Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and even a short stint designing an interpretive trail in the macaw-rich wet lowland rainforests of northern Costa Rica. He is happiest, unsurprisingly, when in the mountains whether he be camping, hiking, paddling, or working. He is thrilled to be a part of the work restoring the vast Pisgah trail system and is eager to set foot on every mile. Among his greatest pleasures are sharing the wonders of the Pisgah district, its rivers, balds, and hardwood coves, with his wife and four-and-a-half year old daughter.