About Jeff

"I am a genuine, authentic person whose life work is to ensure all children have committed, involved, nurturing, and excited fathers."

First off – I am a Dad. William and Jacqueline are my world.

I am a Dad that loves his children more than life itself. I feel the same way about my children as you probably feel about your children. It may sound corny, but it is the absolute truth РI never knew what love meant until I became a father.

Now I do consider myself a very involved father… I know my children very well – I know the current favourite books, games, friends, shows, songs, and outfits are… Do I think I am a great father? I am definitely a work in progress. I learn everyday – my children teach me about myself and my tendencies – from time to time, I still second guess my words and actions and wonder if there was a better way to approach a situation… I learn from other Dads too!

But most importantly, I have the dad "vibe", a desire to be the best father, mentor, nurturer, coach, and playmate for my children – to always get better and smarter.

With a diverse background in teaching, broadcasting, recreation, and childcare, I have a unique perspective on parenting… I have been working with families and parents for over 13 years now. I have volunteered with Big Brothers twice, and I also helped build and operate a childcare centre in Pemberton, BC where I taught preschool, KinderCare, and ran an after-school program for 4 years. I have worked with teens in a high school for 3 years, and I also lived a dream as the director of a Summer Camp in Whistler for 5 years.

Right now, I am living my new dream – I play with my kids during the week and play with adults at night as an interactive DJ Haymaker (www.djhaymaker.com) – and I am now committing all my extra energy to reaching out and inspiring families – especially DADS :)

AM I a parenting expert?? No, not really, my children can tell you that – however, I think my children would also quickly say that I always try really hard to be a great parent. The intention is always there!

I am fun, patient, consistent, fair, and always trying to improve!

I do read many books and research tons of articles

I do deliver many keynote speeches,

I do scour the internet for the latest DAD information,and I do work with many families and facilitate many workshops on all the topic of parenting.

I am a DAD enthusiast and I really want to share all of the ideas and theories that can help you become the GREATEST father to your lucky children.

My personal Mission Statement reads, "I am a genuine, authentic person whose life work is to ensure all children have committed, involved, nurturing, and excited fathers."

Thanks for being a part of the Dad Vibe… I look forward to connecting with you!