Jake was born and raised in Clarinda/New Market, IA area. He graduated from Clarinda High School in 1998. Jake has worked in orthopedics for the past 10 years as a Physician Assistant in clinic and surgery. Focusing on total joints, specifically sports medicine. He served in the US Army as a field medic and is an Iraqi War Veteran. He received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star with Valor, an three other Army Commendation medals. After the Army, he attended Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK for his undergraduate Biology degree, and then Western Michigan University for his Masters in Medicine, Physician Assistant studies.
In his free time, Jake enjoys spending time with his wife, Desiree, and their two boys. They enjoy fishing, camping, and the outdoors.