Jake co-founded Hope Strengthens Foundation with Jim Fahey in 2010. He currently serves as a State Director for Mission: Readiness, the national security nonprofit organization of over 700 retired admirals, generals, and other retired senior military leaders calling for smart investments in America’s children. Jake focuses on investments in early childhood education, after-school and summer learning programs, and healthy initiatives where youth live, learn, and play. Previously, Jake worked for the PGA TOUR and continues to help raise awareness and support for military personnel and their families as a Steering Committee member of the Bay Area Military Classic at TPC Stonebrae.
As an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, Jake has completed multiple tours of duty and deployed for operations across the United States. He continues to serve as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.
Jake is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and holds both an M.S. in Leadership and a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University. Jake and his wife Julia, a 12th grade English teacher, are the proud parents of 5-year old, Cruz.