My name is Jeff, and I am passionate about all things home and garden. If you can live in it, plant it, or eat it, I’m into it! 

I grew up around parents who were the ultimate DIYers, gardeners, and all things happy. They took a small dated home, renovated, and added an addition. Over time they continued to renovate, update rooms, or at a minimum re-arrange furniture every few months. It wasn’t long before I was hanging around Dad’s shop wielding a hammer or learning how to use one of the various saws, and hanging out in the garden with mom learning all about how our plants grow and where our food came from. The DIY life was in me from day 1!

Many years later and I’ll be the first to tell you that I did not take the most traditional route to my current career. I have always been fascinated with science and medicine, which led me to university where I completed an undergrad in microbiology. I moved cities and continued on to graduate school, where I studied immunology, eventually earning my PhD. During this time my (now) wife and I bought our first house- a fixer upper, of course. We have spent the last several years remodelling and sculpting the near 100 year old house into our current home. Fast forward a few years and I have transformed 3 houses (including 12 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and 4 kitchens).

I have learned more than I ever could have imagined, and amassed an awesome community at The Homestud of like-minded DIYers, all helping to make this whole journey even more worthwhile.

Life is about having fun and enjoying what we do

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