During his high school years, he started a small detail business on the side because he knew he wanted a career in the auto industry. Jake wanted to follow his uncle, who has been a body man for over 40 years, and his cousin who has been a body man for over 15 years. After graduating he started his career at a collision shop and has learned a lot in a short period of time. He has been taking classes on repairing, and refinishing all types of vehicles. He looks forward to developing his skills further as a fiberglass technician to keep up with the funeral car industry.