Jake grew up in southeast Pennsylvania and worked in several furniture shops as well as coaching swim teams. This started his love with woodworking and teaching the making process to others. He has since moved towards creating custom furniture on a client-by-client basis as well as being involved in several gallery and museum shows recently. Jakes thesis is about the making process and bringing specifically woodworking back to the home shop by creating a platform for woodworking projects: The Makers Bench.
The goal is to provide an investment into the craft of woodworking and a dedicated space to create on.