Jeff was born to Dorothy and Alexander Hunt. He has two siblings Sherly and Alex Hunt. During his teenage years, he was moving around his hometown Newfoundland for several years with his parents as his father was in the RCMP. He moved to Ottawa after attending the Memorial University of Newfoundland for one year. In Ottawa, Jeff was able to finally pursue his dreams and introduce his own company, a carpet-cleaning firm Canway back in 1984.