Jeff Achen is owner, chief video producer and photographer at CallSign51. He is equally at home serving as part of a creative team or leading his own team of videographers and photographers on a wide range of photo, video, design and web projects.
After serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Thomas S. Gates (CG-51) and earning his B.A. in communications, Jeff served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal. Upon his return, he completed an M.A. in communications and has since worked in television, print, multimedia journalism and as a digital marketing strategist.
Today Jeff channels his passion and visual storytelling expertise into his creative service company, CallSign51, named for the hull designation of the Navy ship on which he served.
Jeff genuinely loves to serve others. He has always been inclined to work for service organizations and those people and institutions dedicated to civic engagement, community building, peace and conflict management.
Jeff lives in Farmington, Minn., with his wife Jenny and their three children, Kaitlyn, Avery and Noah.
Make the best things ... at fair prices ... with total transparency.
Succeed at the expense of nobody.
Treat customers as peers.
Use my voice and my work in the service of others to inspire positive change.
Prioritize happiness over money.