As a child, Jake knew he was destine to become big. Unaware of the path he was going to take, his mom mentioned hairdressing in the 11th grade. Setting him back a bit perplexed, his mind started to wrap around the idea of hair! Hairdressing, he asks? That's your medium, his mom says! So with art on his mind and passion in his heart. Jake worked from one salon to another, his vision and creative eye were tested and honed. Then as Jake took and taught many classes from artist including Micheal O’Rourke, Sam Brocato, Yosh, Robert Cromeans, Vivian MacKinder & Sam Villa to name a few, that’s is were is creative eye and technique got stronger. Co-owning Lunatic Fringe Salon in SLC UT, has opened up doors and windows to avenues such as a leadership role, and being a creative visionary for the company. On his own time, because he is so passionate about his craft he does bi-weekly photo shoots, that one year got him nominated for NAHA Avant garde 2007. Basically he's ahead of the curve flaunting Passion, Artistry, Creativity, and a Vision that is very captivating.
Jake is so thankful for his mother seeing his talent before he recognized it himself. If there is one thing Jake has learned, insecurities from creating art go hand in hand! Every shoot, every guest, every experience gets him closer to his version of greatness!