As the Deputy Director for the Wayne County Land Bank, Jake assists in the oversight of the Land Bank’s day-to-day operation. This includes strategic planning, amending and creating policies for the Land Bank, and overseeing the application process for grant funded opportunities.
Jake comes to Wayne County by way of East Lansing, where he received his PhD in Planning, Design and Construction from Michigan State University. Formerly, Jake was a Community Analyst in the City of East Lansing and a Planner in the City of Flint. Jake is in the process of moving to the Detroit area and in his spare time enjoys traveling, golfing, and going to Lions games.