I moved to Ocala when I was only in the 5th grade – forty-six years ago. I grew up attending Eighth Street Elementary, Osceola Middle, and Forest High School. The only time I’ve been absent from Ocala is when I left to obtain my Business Administration degree from Stetson University. I love Ocala. I met and married my wife, Bridget, here and it is where we are raising our son and daughter. It is important to me that I invest in this community by being a solid business person who provides a good and trustworthy service to clients.
Our family attends First United Methodist Church where Bridget and I have volunteered with the youth group and have taught children’s Sunday School. As a matter of fact, when I’m not at work, it’s with our children that I find myself spending most of my time. I served as treasurer of the Vanguard High School band boosters for two years. For nine years I coached my son’s baseball team at Highlands and Babe Ruth team at Rotary.
I have been involved in our Chamber of Commerce and active in the business networking group, BNI, where I previously served as the secretary/treasurer. I have served in the Ocala Kiwanis Club in many offices, including the president. I am past president of MAD DADS – a group working to slow the spread of teen violence and drug use. I am a graduate of Leadership Ocala (Class VIII) because I wanted to know more about Ocala and use that knowledge to help lead others.
My hope is that people will choose to make Ocala their home because it is a caring and connected community. As a business person, I owe it to people to provide personalized services in which they can trust and on which they can rely. I hope to be able to serve you, too.
Jane began her career with Kiefer Insurance in 1973 when she worked for Bob Kiefer, Scott’s dad. She has dedicated her professional life to working with clients at the agency and making sure that all of their questions are answered and that they receive the best possible service possible.
Jane was raised in Alabama and attended Auburn University, where she met and ultimately married her husband, Sam. She has two sons, Matt and Daniel. She is a member of First United Methodist Church. Her Auburn War Eagle spirit is a source of a great deal of friendly rivalry with Scott who bleeds the orange and blue of a different school.