Get To Know: Jake
I was born in New Brighton and lived in Minnesota through the second grade. Moving with my family I then spent time in Charlotte, NC and Chicago, IL before attending high school in Indianapolis, IN. Upon graduation I returned to Saint Paul and attended the University of Saint Thomas where I studied Entrepreneurship. At Saint Thomas I also happened to fall in love. Happily ever after? Hardly! She was a Bennie and worse yet came from a family of Johnnies! Luckily, love won out and we were able to put the age old rivalry behind us (except during the Tommie/Johnnie football game each fall) and were married in Mexico February 2012. Since then we have been fortunate enough to add two black lab rescues and three wonderful boys to our family. Leo is 4, Max is 2 and Ike only a few months old. In my free time I enjoy sports of all kinds including wakeboarding, golf, hunting/fishing, snow skiing and football. Often in the fall we can be found around a campfire making s’mores or tailgating football games. I enjoy cooking for my family and have recently been trying to master Neapolitan pizza and BBQ.
Title: Commercial Estimator
Primary Responsibilities: Business Planning, Hiring, Commercial Estimating, In House Training
Tenure at CertaPro: 8 Years
Education: BA in Entrepreneurship – University of Saint Thomas – Go Tommies!
Favorite Food: Anything Cajun or Creole
Likes: Snow/Water Skiing, The Dallas Cowboys, Golf (Most Sports Really), Great Food, Hunting, Tailgating, Crisp Cool Air, Camp Fires, New Orleans, Dogs
Dislikes: The heel of a Loaf of Bread, Root Beer, Excuses, Most Coffee Related Things
Interesting Fact/Talent: I can make the muscles in my feet cramp on demand
Ask me about: My Family!