Jacob is a Professional Engineer working in the telecommunications, power, and utility industry since 1997. He has held positions with Seattle City Light as a Production Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories as an R&D Engineer, Avista Communications and Avista Corporation as an IT Engineer and Manager, and currently serves as the Senior Manager of Project Delivery for Generation Production and Substation Support. He grew up in Spokane, graduating in 1997 from Seattle University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and earned his MBA in 2017 from Gonzaga University. Outside of work, Jacob enjoys visiting his cabin near Newport, WA, volunteering with local civic and arts organizations, and playing piano and guitar. He lives in a Spokane with his wife, with two grown daughters off at college (at least for now!).