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 and business partner Jenny and their three children, Kaitlyn, Avery and Noah.
Jenny is an administrative assistant with CallSign51 as well as Jeff's business partner and wife. Jenny has a B.A. in communications, is a licensed esthetician, and has served as a tennis coach and pro at Lifetime Fitness.
In addition to her work with CallSign51, she's a full-time mother to Kaitlyn, Avery and Noah.