Jake received his BS in electrical engineering in 1958. He spent nearly his entire career at the Grumman Corporation where he rose to and retires as a Senior Vice President. Upon his retirement in 1995, Jake moved to Lake Norman North Carolina, where he now lives with his wife Mary Lou. Jake started his freshwater fishing at the age of six and has continued to have a passion about fishing since that early age. Jake is a pilot and aircraft owner and used his aircraft to fish in many areas of the United States and Canada, east of the Rockies. Jakes loves to write and do research for his book about fishing. The research of course usually involves fishing different waters with different people, to learn new techniques and strategies, and he shares his research through his books.