Jeff was born and raised in Catawissa, Pennsylvania (near Bloomsburg) and currently resides in Allentown Pennsylvania. He has a beautiful wife, daughter and a handsome son. Growing up in the country in Catawissa, it was easy to have a great passion for the outdoors. At about the age of 5 Jeff still remembers his first fish (a Rainbow Trout) he ever caught and how excited he was on the opening day of trout fishing with his father and older brothers. With his first fish in hand, he remembers running over to show his dad and almost tripping over fishing poles along the way.
For about 25 years after his first fish, Jeff enjoyed fishing with live bait until fishing with artificial lures became another of his challenges . It was not long after fishing with artificial lures and sitting in on several professional bass fishing seminars, that Jeff found himself in a local bass fishing club fishing tournaments. In 2005, he became the club’s Youth & Conservation Director organizing and facilitating local youth events. Besides fishing, Jeff enjoys taking his family camping, hiking, biking, boating and simply cooking hotdogs over a fire in the backyard. He also enjoys scuba diving to get a different perspective of life under the water.
Jeff is a middle school science teacher who enjoys teaching and getting his students excited about science. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Ed. (Biology) at Kutztown University. He then attained his Master’s in Technology in the Classroom through Wilkes University and continues to improve his professional career.
In 2008, Jeff combined his love for science and his passion for fishing and created Lucas Lures (www.LucasLures.com), a small business making "custom" soft plastic fishing lures. Jeff is excited to be a part of Fishing’s Future's Mission to share his passion for fishing and the outdoors with the youth of today.