Jake is a lifelong learner dedicated to learning new things and pushing his boundaries. He graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Economics, and after a short stint working in finance, made the decision to start learning how to program. After some time teaching himself, he attended Dev Bootcamp in Chicago where he able to jump start his software development skills. After completing the program, he was delighted to accept an apprenticeship at 8th Light under the guidance of Colin Jones.

Outside of programming, Jake enjoys travelling the world , all things coffee, and reading science fiction.