He was hooked on the camping life when he accepted a job at a prominent Hill Country camp as a camp counselor. He worked with a parks and recreation department for seven years planning recreation programs including day camps, after school programs, and community events. He also helped open a country club as the recreation director.
His real love has been with residential camps. He has served many different roles at several camps, including program director, assistant director, waterfront director, and camp director. He feels that residential camps can have the most beneficial impact on youth. Residential camps allow their campers to be themselves, develop resiliency, hone conflict resolution skills, and give them a safe place to try new activities.
Jeb has a degree in communication from Southeastern Louisiana University and has done graduate work at LSU, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Nicholls State University.
He is very involved in American Camping Association (ACA). He is a Standards visitor for camp accreditation, serves on the programs committee for the national conference, and is chairperson for the Southwest Camping Conference for the Texoma Region.
Jeb is also a Texas Master Naturalist. He currently serves as the training chairperson for the 2018 training class.