Jake Young

“You can find me waking up at ungodly hours for morning rides through the redwoods”

Hailing from the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, Jake pretty much grew up in the outdoors. During school, he worked as a wilderness guide near Tahoe, but now works in San Francisco, CA at an impact investment firm. “Essentially, we invest in companies that want to have a positive social or environmental impact on the world around them,” Jake says. He is passionate about sustainability and thoroughly enjoys his work, as it allows him interaction with a wide variety of environmentally focused companies. Jake calls himself a weekend warrior. Right after work on Friday, you can find him driving to the mountains to bike, climb, hike or ski. Although he does try to steal a mountain bike ride or trail run in the Santa Cruz mountains during the week, too.

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