Jake was born in the great state of Texas, and quickly upgraded to the greater state of Alaska, not only because Alaska is better, but also because he was a toddler and had no skills of the hobo variety, and his parents were also moving there...years later he graduated from Service High School while working as a producer for AM 590 KHAR pressing the buttons to make commercials happen during Glacier Pilots games. In 2009, after achieving a mild understanding of baseball, he moved up in the world to produce hockey games for the Alaska Aces on AM 750 KFQD. He now gets his radio kicks "on air" every weekend on KBEAR, in the early morning and the afternoon. Having grown up around country music, Jake knows the difference between a Toby Keith and a Keith Urban, it's where the "Keith" is located. That also works geographically, you see, Keith Urban is from Australia (but born in New Zealand, FUN FACT!).