(Written by Andrea)
Jake is such an incredible man! He is the hardest worker I know and is so genuine. He never stops trying to become a better person and is always learning. He especially loves being able to mentor so many people he works with, and if you ask anyone at his work, they LOVE working with Jake. He always builds up everyone around him. As a dad, I know he will continuously build up and inspire our children. The more I get to know him, the more I fall in love with him. He is always there for me and I know he will always be there for our kids.
He is considerate and loving and always asks, “What can I do to make your day better than it is?” I get so excited when Jake comes home from work every day. He always gives me a big hug and a kiss and is so excited to see me. I know he will be just as excited to see our kids. He talks about how he can’t wait to hold our children on his chest for hours while they sleep. He also looks forward to reading books with them, riding bikes together, and playing games outside. He loves being with kids and is already the favorite uncle!
Jake is the oldest of four kids. He grew up in the suburbs and he spent a lot of time playing basketball, football, and night games with the other neighbor kids. Because he was always the youngest kid in his grade, he discovered that he was a lot more successful at school than he was at sports. He learned to absolutely love reading at an early age. In high school, Jake continued to excel in his studies, ran cross country, and was in the chamber choir.
College and Career
Jake loves school! He got a full-ride scholarship to the University of Utah and got degrees in English literature and international studies. Later he finished a master’s degree in instructional technology at Utah State University and a master’s of business administration (MBA) at Brigham Young University. He is a wonderful provider and has worked for his current organization since 2008. He has moved around to different departments and has gotten several promotions. Jake is a wonderful leader and is good at building up and inspiring the people he works with.