Jake joins us all the way from his home state of Vermont, where he has spent most of his 31 years. After graduating from Castleton University with a B.A. in History, he spent 9 years in manufacturing as a forklift driver. During that time, he went back to school for an A.S. in Environmental Science from the Community College of Vermont so that he could pursue his true passions: nature, science, and education. Jake is an avid outdoorsman and musician who spends his free time hiking, fishing, reading, and playing old country tunes on whatever beat-up instrument he can get his hands on.