Born and raised in the suburbs of DC, Jeff graduated with honors from VCU with a BFA. Since then he has been based out of New York, but worked, studied and taught up and down the East Coast, as far west as California and as far east as Italy.
Building from his background in theatre, Jeff has for several years developed into an experienced administrator for arts organizations. In his current position at the Rubin Museum of Art he has grown into a role akin to a Chief of Staff, serving as a strategic assistant and key conduit between staff, directors, and the board of trustees.
He joined the administration of the Rubin Museum of Art in 2012, as the assistant to the deputy director. Since then, Jeff has progressed to assist the executive director, then on to a role as board liaison. He’s developed an intimate working relationship with the entire executive staff, coordinating more than one strategic-planning stage, and frequently serving to recruit and on-board new leaders for the Museum - both in management and to the board. As manager of the “Board Report”—the major metric record of museum performance—he has worked extensively across all departments and not only vastly improved the report and reporting process, but upgraded the museum’s metric standards as a whole, bringing it ever closer to becoming a data-driven institution.
Jeff is also the editorial director of Liars’ League NYC, a husband and father of two and - in his spare time - a teaching artist, best experienced in theatre arts, physical performance, and the collaborative process.
Performance & Other Training
Acting: Suzuki, Meisner, long- and short-form improvisation, commedia dell'arte, clown ~ Dialects: Standard American & English, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, French, German, Russian ~ Circus: Stilt-walking, acro-balance, aerial fabric, contact improvisation
Origami & Paper-craft