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Jeff was born in Sullivan, Missouri and grew up in South St. Louis County. Jeff attended high school at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri. Jeff spent three years enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was an Aerospace Ground Equipment Technician and two years in the Missouri Air National Guard.
Jeff earned his bachelors degree in business administration from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri in 1995. Jeff earned his Juris Doctorate from University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law in 1998.
While in Law School, Jeff clerked for the Leawood, Kansas law firm of Cohen, McNiele and Pappas, PC. After law school Jeff has worked for The Copeland Law Firm in Columbia, Missouri and Inglish & Monaco, PC in Jefferson City, Missouri as well as his own private practice since 1999. Besides his private practice, Jeff also serves as Prosecutor for the City of Ashland, MO.
Jeff is a Past Post Commander and Past Adjutant of Hartsburg American Legion Post 424. Jeff is a founding member of the Hartsburg Athletic Club, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to youth sports. Jeff has also served as a Councilman for the Village of Hartsburg, Secretary for the Hartsburg Planning and Zoning Committee and President of the Peace United Church of Christ in Hartsburg, Missouri.