With his election in 2006, Jeff L. Grubbe continues a legacy of service on the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Tribal Council, following in his grandfather Lawrence Pierce’s footsteps who previously served on the Tribal Council. Preceding his appointment, Mr. Grubbe worked as a data entry clerk in the Trust Enforcement Support Activities (TESA) department for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
In 1999, Mr. Grubbe entered the Agua Caliente Resort and Spa tribal intern program where he worked in the casino as a table games shift manager. His experience eventually led to his involvement in other Tribal service including the Agua Caliente Child Development Committee, the Agua Caliente Election Board, the Gaming Commission, and the Tribal Building Committee. Mr. Grubbe later joined the Agua Caliente Development Authority (ACDA) and has been involved with the authority since 2003. He continues to serve as the Tribal Council Liaison.
While working in the casino, Mr. Grubbe attended the University of Redlands where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. He also has an associate arts degree from Haskell Indian Nations University.