With a career first in journalism and the media, and later in community development and organizing, my work now combines those two professions.

As the Community Engagement Editor for 100 Days in Appalachia, I imagine, design and execute creative media engagement strategies to connect people to the news and events shaping their communities.

And as the Communications and Marketing Director for the West Virginia Rural Health Association, I’m in the process of redesigning this burgeoning organization’s online and social media presence, generating earned media and managing their email and outreach strategy.

Learn more about my work here.



Jake is a force to be reckoned with and a joy to collaborate with. He brings high energy and the sharpest of wit to every challenge, and he raises the bar on creative vision.
— Dana Coester - Associate Professor Reed College of Media at West Virginia University

I'm always keen to hear from good people doing interesting things.

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