Jeff became a dance competitor in 1946 just after he saw his first Fred Astaire movie; he remained a competitor for 23 years. His professional dancing career started with Arthur Murray in 1954. By 1969, Jeff had become the Arthur Murray Dance Director, and the lead dancer, choreographer and manager of the traveling show troupe “The Arthur Murray Dancers”. In 1979, Jeff converted to country dancing because of the traditional values for which it stands. In 1987, Jeff became one of the principle developers of the North American Rules for Country Western dancing (known today as the UCWDC® rules). Jeff was the creator of the UCWDC® bylaws and was elected the first UCWDC President in 1989 – a position he held until 1999. Jeff is the organizer/director of “Halloween in Harrisburg”.