Jake was born in Plantation, FL and since he could walk he spent Saturdays in the Orange Bowl with his dad cheering for the hometown Miami Hurricanes. His mom’s job with UPS moved the family to Birmingham, AL where he spent his formative years throwing up the U despite the bombardment of Roll Tides & War Eagles around him. Jake went on to use athletics to earn a scholarship playing both football and baseball at Birmingham-Southern. He went on from there to earn an engineering degree from Auburn University and move to Nashville, TN working full time as an aviation engineer. After spending 4 years in the Music City, Jake has since returned home to Birmingham, AL where he now lives and works. In his spare time, Jake enjoys staying active on the Peloton, golfing, traveling, spending time with family, and keeping up with the Canes. His favorite former player is Devin Hester, and his favorite annual tradition is traveling to a new college town with his dad each time the Canes visit a new and exciting venue.
“The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.” – Muhammad Ali