Jeff began practice with Kobun Chino at the Santa Cruz Zen Center in 1973. Moved to green Gulch Farm (Green Dragon Zen Center, part of SFZC) in 1980, Tassajara in 1981-82, back to GGF in 83, married Jaime Thiele in 1983 and left Zen center in 1988. Began practice with Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 1998, returning to Tassajara in 1999. 2000 was the founding of Everyday Zen where Jeff continues to practice as a senior dharma teacher. Ordained in 2003 with Zoketsu and was transmitted in 2013. Jeff’s other activities include designing and building his home in Fairfax, CA., founding a business renting portable dance floors with branches from Seattle to Houston. Currently active as a climate activist, graduating from the Master class of the Environmental Forum of Marin in 2017.