Born and Raised in San Diego, CA, Jake is now living at Woodward West in Tehachapi, CA. Growing up surfing, skating and racing motocross Jake got introduced to the MTB world when he was 14. Starting off with classic DH and DS races in Big Bear, CA and riding Pine Valley with Griz and the other SD locals he really got hooked when he experienced his first Sea Otter Classic 16 years ago. Jake raced pro for many years, played with some UCI races and took part in all the US National races. Jake has always enjoyed dirt jumping, skatepark riding and staying active with all action sports. Currently, Jake is running camp operations at Woodward West and helping develop the next generation of riders and action sports enthusiasts.