Jacob was born in Buffalo NY, but has lived the majority of his life in Vero Beach, Florida. He recently moved to Tallahassee in order to further his education focusing on exercise science. Jacob began running in early 2010 after trying out for his high school track team, and has since then consistently stuck with it. He started his first track season doing sprints but quickly realized he was better suited for mid distance races, specializing in the 800m with a PR of 2:02. He lettered in both Swimming and Track during his high school years. Prior to joining the CCR team, Jacob has also had prior experience working in other running specialty shops.