I grew up in rural California, a town of 7,000. It was a blessing, but I did not fully appreciate it at the time. I dreamed of being an architect and followed that dream to a life full of adventure.
September 1973 delivered an eye-opening experience when I moved into the college dorm. It was a housing complex with more residents than the population of my hometown. It was a miniature town in an urban city filled with many temptations.
I was raised in a small business household surrounded by cattle ranches and timber land. But I chose to study architecture. A profession with no family history or experience. I was a pioneer. I was carving a new path and in just eight years, at the age of 26, I found myself responsible for a federal contract valued at $2M managing dozens of workers. By age 30, I started my own design-build company and went on to employ nearly fifty people working across Northern California and into Oregon. For over ten years we provided excellent customer care, enjoyed new challenges and prospered beyond our dreams. But within weeks in 1995, we were mired by financial fallout spurred by a regional economic slowdown.
Our family endured dozens of legal cases. I tried different lines of work including teaching, manufacturing, food sales, marketing, writing and internet applications. But in the end, I returned to architecture and construction where I led teams to build public schools for a dozen years.
Then, in 2011, I discovered financial irregularities in the school district where I worked. This chapter would again change my life. I began to workout at the gym, became a Christian and pursued art to cope with the stress of being a key witness to a large criminal investigation.
I retired from the day job in 2014 at age 58.
Jeff is a Mayflower descendant with English and Irish ancestors who served in the American Revolution and settled to California in 1846. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon, School of Architecture, and lives in Northern California, near the heart of the 49er gold country.
Art Exhibitions / Charity Paintings
2018 Studio 381 - Granite Bay, CA
2017 Rotary Club -Annual Crab Feed
2016 Agape Girl - Child Trafficking
2015 Placer Arts - Annual Fall Studio Tour
2014 Power Right - Granite Gay High School State Champions
2013 Kayak - Cancer Research
2012 Inspire Children's Program - Learning Enrichment
Author / Biographer
2018 Ingram and Doyle Our Family Biography
2015 Boone Boggs Doyle Eleven Generations
2006-2008 Construction Claims - Speaker / Panelist
2006 Irresistible Leverage - Novel
2004 Silver Lining - Novel
Public & Community Service
2015-2018 Sons of the American Revolution
2016-2017 Sierra Community College
2015-2016 Habitat for Humanity
2007 - 2013 Twin Rivers Unified School District
1992-2011 Various Youth Programs & Organizations
1978-2013 Project Director Architecture & Construction
Thirty five year career delivering nearly seven hundred projects worth $500 million.
Residential – Placer, Sacramento & Lassen Counties
Public Schools –Sacramento & Contra Costa Counties
Bank of America – California & Oregon
US Bureau of Reclamation – Central Valley, CA
2013 Public Agency Claims Recovery
2008 Calif State Architect Commission
2007 PG&E Energy Savings Design
2003 Legal Malpractice Recovery
1997 Construction Claims Recovery
1991 UC Davis Fast Track 25
Education / Registrations
2007-2013 School of Hard Knocks - PhD Public Administration
2002 Fails Management Institute (FMI) - Construction Claims
1996-2001 School of Hard Knocks - MBA
1986 Calif Architect #C 16897 / Calif Contractor #487803
1983 Fails Management Institute (FMI) - Construction Marketing
1976-1978 University of Oregon - Bachelor of Architecture