Jeff Cripe has worked in the fire service for 27 years. Over the years, Jeff has dedicated himself to service, including becoming a peer counselor for fire fighters with PTSD and developing the Venice Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on assisting fire fighters, their families, and the community in times of crisis. Outside of his work in the fire department, he has also volunteered in the Manasota community for over 27 years, including in Mayors Feed the Hungry and working with children and adults with disabilities. Jeff believes that meeting people where they are at is critical to helping those affected by trauma. Mr. Cripe currently serves as the Treasurer and Finance Chair for Resilient Retreat.