Founder / Owner

Jeff and his wife, Julie, live on a 71-acre hobby farm in Zumbrota, MN.  Jeff grew up on a small farm raising beef cattle, sheep and horses.  He studied computer programming and electronics in college and then worked in engineering & equipment services at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, for 17 years.  In 2006, he made a career change to go into ministry serving as Executive Director of a Christian ministry that worked with children of prisoners.  After leading this ministry for 7 years, Jeff laid that ministry down to spearhead some new ministry initiatives he felt the Lord was calling him to do. As a way to fund these new ministry initiatives, he began farming their land and started a small hay business.  It was through this hay business that Jeff was eventually inspired to start the TruBid Hay Exchange.

Jeff is very relationship driven and has a deep passion for people which makes customer service/satisfaction a top priority.  Jeff is also a visionary and loves to build.  Whether it's building businesses, building ministries, or building their home, he loves taking a vision and then bringing all the pieces together to make it happen.  Being a people person, Jeff loves finding those individuals who can then put their God-given gifts and talents into action to make everything happen.