Jake was educated at Pembroke and St. Anne public schools. After high school, Jake joined the United States Navy. During Jake’s tenure he earned many accolades and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Upon his return to Kankakee County, Jake got involved in the community; he currently supports several organizations through volunteering. Jake holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Governor's State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Jake was elected Kankakee County Auditor in 2016.