Jared Kroff was born in Youngstown, Ohio, Nov. 27 1867. He was reared on a farm in Trumbull County, Ohio. He attended Hartford Academy a short time. Also he began speaking and giving public entertainments at the age of eighteen. In 2006, his small design shop known as Funktion12 was acquired by Red Interactive Agency where he currently serves as Creative Director. He is the author of several text-books used in a number of colleges and high schools. “Sour Grapes,” his published lecture, has passed through many editions.