Jeff helped lead the technology launch of MSNBC.com as part of an eight year career at Microsoft. He left Microsoft to found GiftSpot, later acquired by GiftCertificates.com. He’s a three time grantee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. He’s known in Seattle for taking on Microsoft’s hypocritical tax dodging and Amazon’s overwhelming impacts. In 2009, he led the capture of missing writer Evan Ratliff in Wired magazine’s Vanish contest. He’s a regular contributor to Tuts+ Code and provides interim technology leadership for various clients. He is an avid snowboarder, photographer and traveler. He has more than 600 hours of yoga teacher training and volunteers teaching teens in substance recovery. He resides in the Pacific Northwest. Check out his resume.