Jake's energy for the work he does is rooted in his first hand experience seeing the profound effect of Therapeutic Wilderness and Clinically-informed Mentorship as an agent of change.
Jake attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah for undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Outdoor Leadership.
In 2014, he became involved in Therapeutic Wilderness in a professional capacity. Jake started his career as a Field Staff with Second Nature Wilderness Program in Utah. He transitioned to Blue Ridge Therapeutic Wilderness the following year, where he played an integral role in the early development of the company. Throughout his time in Wilderness, Jake focused on developing dedicated, professional Staff Teams.
Prior to joining Beacon Transitions, Jake worked as an Administrator at a Therapeutic Boarding School in South Carolina, where he developed a comprehensive understanding of how to support Clients with learning and developmental disabilities.
Jake is an active member of the local Therapeutic Community, and enjoys working with emerging young adults and their families. His experience in the field of Behavioral Health Treatment is centered around fostering relationships with Clients, Families and other Professionals, and facilitating intentional, ethical growth within programs. In that regard, he excels at strength-based mentoring, and empowering teams to function cohesively.
Jake lives in Asheville, NC with his partner and their dogs. He enjoys climbing, mountain biking, rites of passage work, and being outdoors.