Jeff Dolf also serves as commissioner for Trinity and Del Norte counties. Dolf was born and raised in Humboldt County. His family immigrated to the county in the 1800s, so he feels deeply connected to the area. “I feel very fortunate to do this job in this place that I call home and where my family has been for 120 years now.” He began working for the office in 1987 as a seasonal pest-detection trapper. The commissioner John Falkenstrom was a mentor and pushed him toward earning a degree and pursuing a career at the commissioner’s office. “Being a 20-something in 1987, and not being sure where exactly where your life path is going to take you, I was fortunate enough to have someone.” Dolf earned a bachelor of science degree in wildlife management from Humboldt State University in 2001. He joined the office as a regular full-time employee in 2004 as an agricultural inspection biologist. He was appointed agricultural commissioner in 2009.