One of the earliest USNVGT members in the 1980s, Jeff set world records on a variety of arcade titles. His Time Pilot, Pole Position II and other world records have stood for more than three decades.
He was pivotal in the post-Walter Day era of the Team, partnering with Steve Harris to establish the business and promotional side of the USNVGT as well being an active player. During this time, they acquired the rights to the Twin Galaxies Scoreboard, incorporating it into an entity named the APA International Scoreboard, which received mentions in Nintendo Fun Club News and mainstream media. During the 1980’s, Jeff was instrumental in the planning and execution of national competitive tournaments as well as high score recording and verification.
He also developed the USNVGT and APA publications Top Score, Electronic Game Player Magazine and eventually the iconic Electronic Gaming Monthly, all during an era when others said video game media was dead. EGM's earliest days operated out of the Southern California home that had belonged to Jeff's grandmother.
He would move into the development world next, working with SNK and later with Electronic Arts for nine years, with many top ten games under his belt, before returning to his independent and entrepreneurial roots.