Jake grew up on a ranch west of Winnemucca Nevada. He spent nearly 3 decades Buckarooing in Elko County on some of the biggest ranches in the west.
He is an accomplished rawhide braider and decided to give the bit making a try after a good friend of his (Curt Waddington) showed him some basic skills involved in building bits. His many years spent working on ranches around talented horseman has given him a unique insight into building functional bits. He quickly gives Jesus all the praise for his rawhide and bit work.
Him and his wife Riata live in Richland Oregon on a small working cattle ranch.