"The best part of my job is the opportunity to build a healthy relationship with each student, as well as being part of our students' process of healing and growth into more healthy and happy young men."
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- Experience in Residential Treatment since 2014
- Educational experience in Behavioral Science
- Worked with youth in Foster Care Foundation
- 8 years combined experience in Customer Service and Management
“The most fulfilling part of my job is being part of the growth in staff and students’ lives achieved through experiential learning. I love experiencing with students those moments that they realize their own ability to affect their sphere for good and choose to act.”Read More Read Less
Transition Program Manager
“Connection and Growth, these are the greatest aspects of my job. I get the opportunity to rub shoulders with people whose whole purpose is to better themselves and the people around them. Both our students and our staff are driven to be more. Lives are changed when we connect with each other and work towards growth. In a way, as I connect and grow with these amazing boys and wonderful staff, they will go out and connect and grow with their friends and families. Ultimately, I love my job because I get to participate, however small, in the connection and growth of the human family.”Read More Read Less
Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration
6 years Combined Experience working with Youth in recreational and residential programming.AEGIS Systems Instructor specializing in crisis intervention
Jake is a strong believer in the Relationship Model we practice at Gateway, this model encourages finding the balance between building a supportive relationship and holding firm boundaries. Jake strives to make healthy connections with the students by learning about their interests and getting involved in their programing. Jake believes that people do not really care how much you know until they know how much you care. Jake’s approach is smooth and understanding as well as clear and firm. Jake loves to help students understand that we all need to slow down and listen to others as well as ourselves, to check our beliefs, and move forward with a clear understanding of our goals and expectations.
Jake completed his undergraduate studies in 2016 and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from the Goddard School of Business and Economics at Weber State University. Shortly after obtaining his degree he found Gateway as well as his passion for working with youth in a therapeutic environment. He is eager to pursue his next educational degree by studying psychology. Jake has moved his way up through various residential and academic positions at Gateway, his last position being the Administrative Teaching Assistant.
Jake is family man. Whenever not at work, he is with his wife and two daughters. Usually they can be found spending time outside especially when water is involved. Jake is also a bit of a Jack-of-All-Trades. He loves to learn from and engage with people. Some of his hobbies include: Soccer, Cooking, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Roller Blading, Spikeball, Food Critiquing, Drawing, Pickleball, Gaming, and really anything he is invited to do.