Jeff is active in the Detroit Lakes community as well. He is a past Board President of the Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, leading the club that he attended 30 years earlier through a fundraising and building project. Jeff is past president, board member, and Kiwanian of the Year of the Kiwanis Club of Detroit Lakes. Jeff was a founding member and 2006-2008 Co-Chair of the City of Detroit Lakes Community Strategies Committee, which led the charge to use the Highway 10 Realignment Project as an opportunity to beautify and improve Detroit Lakes, and worked to bring the Heartland Trail bike and multi-use trail through Detroit Lakes. Jeff is a 2013-2016 member of the Detroit Lakes Youth Hockey Board of Directors and its 2015-16 Board President.
Jeff coached both boys' and girls' youth hockey for several years with the Detroit Lakes Youth Hockey Association, received a 2009 3M Minnesota Hockey Coaching Recognition, and was a 2009 Liberty Mutual/USA Hockey Responsible Coaching Award runner-up. Jeff continues to play hockey with the Detroit Lakes Rhinos old-time hockey team, and has participated in the Minnesota Barrister's Cup hockey tournament. Jeff is a ski and snowboard instructor at Detroit Mountain Recreation area. Jeff is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ) and is currently on the MAJ Board of Governors. Jeff is also an active member of the MSBA.