A graduate of Hutto High School, Jeff Knippa honorably served in the United States Marine Corps. He is owner/agent of Knippa-Buchhorn Insurance Agency (Local Chapter 32) where he has served as an agent since 2005. In 2012 he purchased the agency from his father-in-law, Eugene Buchhorn. The agency continues to be a family business and proudly serves the surrounding community.

Mr. Knippa owns a small cattle operation, and prior to his insurance career, he served as assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Texas State Senate and worked for Gracy Title Company. He and his family are active members of Zion Lutheran Church and School in Walburg where he has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees and on the church council. He currently serves on the church school board. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and the Texas Wendish Heritage Society.

Mr. Knippa was elected to the Germania Farm Mutual Board of Directors in 2017.