Jeff Knack

Jeff Knack


Jeff’s favorite movie is “Jerry Maguire.” Is it because, as our controller, he relates to “show me the money,” Jerry’s favorite phrase? Nope. It’s because Jerry always does what’s right, even when it means going against the grain.

Jeff’s job responsibilities include many of our financial functions, including accounts payable and accounts receivable. But his favorite thing about working at The Prouty Project is being with the great people here. Jeff also takes great pride in helping other small businesses with their accounting and business administration needs via his own small business: Knack’s Accounting Service.

While Jeff jokes that he’s had more bad ideas than good, he’s clear on his best idea: going to Hawaii on his honeymoon. Many years later, Jeff and his wife Monica are still madly in love. They have four adult children and live in Brooklyn Park along with the other loves of their lives: a dog, a cat, two gerbils and a hamster.

A classic- and antique-car enthusiast and a wannabe racecar driver, Jeff owns a 1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo, which he occasionally displays at local car shows. He’s also active in the Knights of Columbus. Regardless of who he’s with or what he’s doing, he tries to keep this J. M. Barry quote top of mind:Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting a battle.”