Geoff grew up in Menlo Park, California, and went to public school until high school, when he attended St. Francis in Mountain View. There he played basketball for one year and water polo for four. He then attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he played water polo for four more years earning NCAA Division III All-American Honorable Mention in his last two seasons. He graduated with a degree in political science focusing on theory and philosophy. Geoff began taking piano lessons in the third grade and continued through most of high school. In high school he started playing bass, taking lessons at the Riekes Center from John Jordan. At Hopkins Geoff played bass and guitar with the casual rock band The Sherpas. His career at the Riekes Center began in 1995 after Eric Reveno, one of Geoff’s basketball coaches at the time, recommended that he check out Programmed Athletic Fitness at 1700 Fernside Road in Woodside.
By the summer of 1996, Gary had hired him to video summer football for Menlo and take care of the recording studio at his house. When PAF moved to its current location and became the Riekes Center, Geoff followed and worked there most summers during high school. He worked at the front desk, as an athletic supervisor, and one summer was computer tech guy for the Center. Now Geoff teaches guitar lessons, jam class, digital video production and helps out when needed in other areas.