Jeff is a two time Olympian (2006 Torino & 2010 Vancouver) in the sport of luge. He spent 16 years as a luge athlete competing in 74 World Cup events and 8 World Championships. During Jeff’s luge career he also served in the peer-elected position of Athlete Representative to the International Luge Federation (2006-2011). Jeff retired as an active luge athlete in March 2011 to pressure his passion for brewing beer. Since retirement from luge he has attended Royal Roads University earning a Bachelor of Commerce Degree. Jeff now resides in Calgary, Alberta where he is focused on realizing his dream of opening up Christie Brewing, a craft brewery dedicated to making a true lager beer in a process powered by renewable energy.
Jeff has stayed involved in the sport of luge and current sits on the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission where he focuses on athlete career transition preparation. He is also the president of the Calgary based Maple Leaf Luge Club which concentrates of providing support to luge athletes in their first 2 years of sliding and athletes that have retired from the sport.
“I have achieved my goals in luge, and I feel now is the right time to prepare myself for the next step of my life in the business world. I am very proud of my sporting career, but I realize in our society that it is very important to get a quality education, and gain the necessary work experience if I want to achieve my dream of becoming an entrepreneur.”
Currently Jeff is working for Boast Capital, a consulting firm that helps companies apply for SR&ED tax credits, as their Business Development Manager.