Jake is a Florida man through and through. He was born and raised in Orlando - specifically, the suburbia of Ocoee. Jake graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism and a minor in environmental studies. For the past year, he has been working in New York City in the photo department at Bon Appetit magazine.
After a year of the big city grind, Jake decided 40-minute commutes on packed subway cars, $8 beers and ludicrous apartment rent just wasn't his cup of tea. He is back in the Sunshine State where he is attending law school.
Jake has a love for travel, which was probably fueled by his frequent excursions with his family during his childhood. His mother, who worked for US Airways for many years, was always flying him all over the country, from Boston to San Diego, Nevada to Illinois. Flying is, and always will be, a passion for him. He hopes to earn his pilot's license one day so he can fly off to wherever he feels like that weekend.