Jeffrey Mechling was raised in a family full of secrets. His maternal grandfather was thought to be an agent in the OSS who made several trips to Germany before WW2.
Although Mechling grandfather was never known to have served in the military, he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with the rank of Major. A number of other Mechling family members seemed to have jobs with the United States Government that they “just could not talk about”.
Mr. Mechling is himself an Analysis with a not so secret government agency and is married to the artist Kathleen Ryder. They reside in Northern Virginia.