Jeffrey Ventura Morell was born in the Dominican Republic, his mother immigrated to the US when he was a toddler and he was raised by his grandparents. Later he moved to New York City, became a US citizen and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from CUNY Hunter College.
He settled in Kingston after falling in love with its diverse and welcoming community, as well as it’s rich history and natural beauty. He lives on Main St. with his spouse Lyndel, a former Peace Corps volunteer who currently works in the not for profit sector.
Jeffrey brings with him over 15 years of experience in business management. He is a strong advocate for equality, the arts and helping those in need. He cites his grandfather, a former police officer, as the most important figure in his life, who taught him the value of hard work, discipline, honesty and community service.