Jake grew up in Ramsey and is a proud graduate of Totino-Grace High School. He attended North Central University as a music major and graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in 2013. Following culinary school, Jake spent four years working as a fine dining chef at restaurants in Minneapolis and Wayzata, most notably at Borough. He was also a private chef for families for a few years.
While still loving the restaurant industry, but needing a reduced schedule from late nights, he left cooking and pursued a career in insurance. He learned a lot about the industry as a customer service representative with American Family Insurance and moved to an independent agency for more product flexibility in a service/sales role. He joined the Lakeside family as an independent agent in July 2017.
When he’s not helping clients, Jake enjoys going up North, watching any sport that’s on (especially the Minnesota Twins), fishing, hiking, playing baseball and being a youth leader at church.