Coach Jake grew up racing in Michigan as a junior doing local training races against Tour De France racer Frankie Andreu. Knowing he also wanted to be a pro, he accepted a cycling scholarship to Marian University. While at Marian he went on to win the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference 4 years in a row, finished 2nd at Collegiate Road Nationals in 2005, spent a summer racing in Belgium, accepted his first pro contract with the Advantage Benefits Cycling Team, and all the while earned a degree in Sports Management.
During his racing career he picked up coaching athletes after discovering the excitement of the science behind power training. He also spent a year as an assistant coach at his alma mater Marian College coaching athletes on the track and the road. Nowadays, Jake is a full time coach, father of three and serves as a manager and racer for the Bissell ABG Giant Cycling Team. Jake completed a successful mentorship in Boulder and resides in Indiana with his kids.