Jake studied Theater Education at Emerson College, graduated in 2013, and taught for three years as a full-time public high school drama teacher in Hanover, MA. In Spring 2020, he earned an MBA and an MFA in Theater Management from California State University: Long beach. He moved from teaching in-person acting classes at CSULB to hosting online interactive performances and continues to do so today. These performances explore new possibilities for professional theater in a digital world using ideas and practices from tabletop roleplaying. At Banyan, he shares this expertise with students in grades 7-12 to cultivate artistic growth, social skills, and leadership in the next generation.