Jake graduated from Del Norte High School in 1993. He then went to Colorado State University where he studied Exercise and Sport Science and athletic training. He then pursued his Masters of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Jake obtained this degree in 1999. He then returned to the valley and began his career in Monte Vista and Del Norte. In the years since returning Jake has been involved with outpatient, inpatient, long-term and home health care. Outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine are his primary focus and areas of interest. Jake has had the privilege to work with and treat professional and Division-I collegiate athletes throughout his career. Jake also started and remains committed to the high school sports medicine programs in the valley. Jake and his wife Jill have three sons: Colton, Kaden and Connor. Jake loves sports, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.