Jeff joined PayneWest in 2016 as a commercial insurance sales executive. He has worked in the business insurance industry for over 15 years and his team specializes in insuring the unique risks associated with the tree fruit and hop industries. Jeff obtained degrees in accounting, finance and economics from New Mexico State University and uses these to assist in the settlement of large losses for clients of all types and sizes. Over the last 10 years, he has successfully reached settlements for claims valuing over $40 million in total.Jeff currently sits on the National Advisory Boards for both Fireman's Fund and Chubb Agribusiness, two of the largest providers of insurance for the fruit and hop industries. Jeff and his wife, Sally, live and work in the Yakima community and are proud supporters of LaSalle High School where their two children, Bridger and Tristan, attend.