Born and raised in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Jeff attended the University of Maine. Jeff and his wife Leigh live in Scarborough with their three children. They are an active family, busy with soccer games, swim meets and downhill ski races. Jeff and Leigh regularly participate in open water swimming and running events after over a decade of competing in triathlons. Their hobbies include boating around Casco Bay with family and friends and in the winter spending as much time as possible skiing at Sunday River.
Jeff began his professional career working for a large marketing company before working in sales for a number of years with a local bio-tech company. In 2000 he founded Strategic Media, a radio advertising agency. His company works with national marketers all around the US and has been involved with some of the most well-known radio advertising on the air.
How has cancer overall, and specifically breast cancer, impacted you or your loved ones?
This cause has always been close to my heart, but it has taken on even more meaning as this year I learned that my mother had breast cancer. Due to regular screening she caught it very early, had surgery and is now cancer free. Later this spring we received the news that our friend, Molly was fighting breast cancer again. She is a fighter and her treatments are working for now and life is good. This year I am honoring Molly and all of the fighters out there.
In addition to my mother and friend, both my mother-in-law and sister-in-law had breast cancer, both of them have won their fight with cancer and are cancer free. My father also had cancer from his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam. He is also cancer free.
What are you most excited about being involved in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign?
Giving back has been an important part of our organization for a number of years. I'm excited about the opportunity to get involved with the American Cancer Society and raising breast cancer awareness. I know we can make a positive impact that will help people in the community we call home.