Jeff is a private consultant through his firm, OecoHort, LLC. He provides native wildflower expertise in establishment and management of sustainable plantings, seed dormancy and germination and production. He also is a consultant for the Florida Department of Transportation, where he provides assistance in matters regarding wildflowers, native plants and general horticulture. Before establishing OecoHort, Jeff was a faculty member with the University of Florida/IFAS at the North Florida Research & Education Center in Quincy from 1987 through March 2009. Jeff has a BS in Biology from Lock Haven University and an MS and PhD in Horticulture from Penn State.