Jake was born in Charleston, South Carolina and was raised most of his life in Atlanta, GA. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Media from Oklahoma State University with an emphasis in strategic communications. Coming from a family of educators, and following a year in Buffalo, NY, Jake decided to obtain his master’s in special education from Georgia College & State University. He is a huge fan of pretty much all sports, but specifically Oklahoma State, Liverpool, and the Atlanta Braves. He and his wife enjoy hiking, traveling, and watching movies.