Jacob graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science from Western Washington University. Prior to joining ELS in 2018, Jacob worked for the City of Vancouver and Clark County Public Works Departments as well as working as a Wilderness Ranger Intern for the United States Forest Service. Since becoming an ELS employee, he has played a key role in numerous wetland projects including wetland delineations, ordinary high water mark delineations, critical area determinations, habitat assessments, and mitigation projects. Jacob’s positive attitude and willingness to jump in and help get the job done have made him a valuable member of our team.

What is something about yourself that might surprise others?

I'm a certified scuba diver and sky diver.

What's a fear you are proud to have overcome?

Spiders. If my cat isn’t scared of them, I shouldn’t be either.

What is the one professional or personal skill you wish you had that you don't?

Nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, and computer hacking skills.

What's one thing you can't live without?

My music playlist.

If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?

Jack Black so he can teach me how to rock.

What do you like most about working at ELS?

It’s really satisfying working in a position that allows me to use my degree. Each day is unique, and I’m constantly learning new things. Also, I work with one of the most fun groups of people I’ve ever met. It has been a pleasure spending time with coworkers outside our work environment, whereas with other jobs, the “mandatory fun” events aren’t so fun.