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 named Broadcast Journalist of the Year by the Secretary of the Army.
During his time with the Walt Disney Company, Jeff held training and management roles, and worked with Walt Disney Imagineering as a show writer and graphic designer.
As information coordinator, Jeff played a significant role on the Lake Oswego Interceptor Sewer (LOIS) project team, where his graphic design, video production, facilitation, public participation, and social media expertise helped deliver the largest public works project in the city’s history on time and under budget.
Jeff is responsible for the internal and external OEHR communications process including media relations, bureau website, newsletter, social media, and video production. He also serves on the Training and Education Team. He also manages the Equity Training and Education Program for the bureau.
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 has also volunteered with Western States Center and served on the Board of Directors of MRG Foundation.
The New York Yankees fan spends his free time playing drums, cooking, and regularly sampling Oregon's bounty of restaurants and wineries.