Communications Program Coordinator
Jeff’s diverse communications career has included roles with the U.S. Army, Walt Disney Company, BMW, and the City of Lake Oswego. As a communicator, graphic designer, and facilitator, Jeff brings his creative and media relations experience to his current role with the Office of Equity and Human Rights.
A combat veteran with ten years of broadcast journalism experience in the U.S. Army, Jeff worked in all facets of media: writing, producing, designing, and working on-air in radio and television. In 1991, he was chosen as Army Broadcast Journalist of the Year by the Secretary of the Army in worldwide competition.
During his time with Walt Disney Company, Jeff held training and management roles, and worked with Walt Disney Imagineering as a show writer and graphic designer.
As citizen information coordinator, Jeff played a significant role on the Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer (LOIS) project team, as his graphic design, video production, facilitation, and social media expertise helped deliver the largest public works project in the City’s history on time and under budget.
In addition to owning a marketing consulting firm for small businesses and non-profits, Jeff is a part time faculty member at the Clackamas Community College Small Business Development Center.
Jeff is responsible for the internal and external OEHR communications process including media relations, bureau website, newsletter, social media, video production, and news releases. His social justice experience is rooted in his lifelong involvement with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), the nation’s oldest Asian American civil rights advocacy organization. He is also a Board Member with MRG Foundation.
The New York Yankees fan spends his free time playing drums and regularly sampling Oregon's bounty of restaurants, wineries, and craft breweries.