President and co-founder of Team Rubicon.
On January 17th, 2010, despite government and large aid organization's advice not to proceed, Jake and founding Team Rubicon members crossed the Artibonite River separating the Dominican Republic and Haiti, carrying crucial gear and medical supplies to the people of Port-au-Prince. Once across, they were irrevocably committed to their task. Hence the name: Team Rubicon- a group dedicated to revolutionizing the disaster response paradigm. Since then he has overseen the rapid growth of TR and recently won the GQ The Gentlemen's Fund Better Men Better World Award.
Jake graduated from the University of Wisconsin, where he played football, with a double major in Business and Political Science. He honorably served four years in the United States Marine Corps, deploying to Iraq in 2007 as an infantry squad leader and to Afghanistan in 2008 as a Scout-Sniper Assistant Team Leader. He graduated the Scout-Sniper Basic Course at the top of his class and was the Jim Gulardi Award recipient. In 2007 he was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with “V” for valor in the face of the enemy.