Jefferson grew up in a small farming community in Northern Utah. While completing his B.S. at Utah State University in Recreation Management, he began working with schools to help students develop leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills through experiential education. After graduation, Jefferson continued working with youth through outdoor recreation and direct services in schools and after school. As the National Operations Manager, Jefferson works hard to make sure the National and Oregon office has the support they need to be successful. Jefferson currently lives in Portland with his husband and dog.