Jake is the Sex Assault Prosecutor for Colorado's 5th Judicial District, responsible for prosecuting all sexual abuse and violence cases.
Jake served as a Felony Prosecutor in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps, prosecuting cases of assault, sexual battery, child pornography, domestic violence, and desertion.
Jake served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting federal crimes in U.S. District Court, then as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting state and local criminal offenses.
Jake met and married his wife Abby in 2007. They are raising their two sons in the mountain area of Jefferson County near Evergreen.
Jake is heavily involved with community, activities, most recently as the finance director for the successful campaigns for ballot measures 5A/5B providing badly needed funding for Jefferson County public schools.
Jake is very active in the Democratic Party, serving as the Jefferson County Party First Vice Chair, and as a member of the Colorado State Party Central and Executive Committees.
While serving in Iraq as a Judge Advocate General Prosecutor, Jake volunteered to lead a team charged with finding and stopping Iraqi torture and death camps.
Jake led over 80 missions throughout Baghdad and the surrounding area, often encountering heavy combat conditions.
Jake was awarded the Bronze Star, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Commendation Medal.