Jeff grew up in Darfield, Barnsley and worked for ten years as a miner. He reflects fondly on this period as the best education money couldn’t buy. After the pits closed, Jeff returned to ‘proper’ education and studied youth and community work at Leeds Met University.
He now works for the NHS as a health improvement specialist for children and young people. As well as that, in the summer, of a weekend, Jeff is often seen in festival fields, djembe drumming, teaching circus skills, performing fire routines and demonstrating stone balancing.