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.