Jeff Leland grew up on the family farm in south central Minnesota near Bricelyn. Growing up in a small farming community taught him the values of personal relationships which are built on honesty, integrity and hard work. While working to complete his Bachelor’s degree at Mankato State University, Jeff started working for a local ambulance service and discovered his passion for helping others. Jeff went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree, obtain his certification as a paramedic and worked in emergency medical services for over 20 years. Jeff also holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, is an experienced university educator and leader. Jeff is involved in his local community as a youth sports coach, volunteering with various activities in his church and serves as a member of the Pine Island school board. Jeff and his wife Ann have been married for 24 years and have raised their three children in Pine Island, MN.