Jeff served for 20 years as a high school and college basketball official in both the Wyoming and Washington markets. He officiated several state tournaments and championship games. Jeff also umpired high school and legion baseball for many years. He has a passion for sports, specifically at the youth and amateur levels. Geldien’s research interests focus on the intersection of leadership, decision making, and pragmatism. As Assistant Vice President of Academic Development at Gonzaga, he takes the lead in the strategic oversight and management of resources engaged in development, donor relations, and alumni relations for the academic areas.