As a recent graduate from The Ohio State University, Jake is excited to begin his career in sustainability at Walking Mountains Science Center. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, he grew an appreciation for environmental stewardship by spending time on and around Lake Erie. Jake earned his degree in Sustainable Business in May, and thoroughly enjoys researching and thinking about ways organizations can increase their triple bottom line. He also spent time abroad in the Dominican Republic, studying sustainable development and agriculture through a university program. He has been to a couple different service trips in the St. Petersburg, Florida area, involving the clean up of coastal island preserves. He is looking forward to learning more about the environmental challenges faced in the mountain environment, along with the zero waste initiatives happening in the region. In addition, he is an avid Cleveland and OSU sports fan, and loves to attend games when he can. He also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, basketball, boating, reading, cooking, and listening to all types of music.