I grew up in Knightdale, NC, went to Appalachian State University for undergraduate and University of Florida for a master’s in urban planning and design.What are your hobbies?
Fly-fishing, hiking, running and spending time with my wife and four-year-old son, Webb.What motivates you?
A lot of good things are happening in North Carolina and across the southeast. People are rediscovering their downtowns, advocating for open space and greenways, and realizing the benefits of well-designed communities. At Stewart I work with such talented folks with diverse skill-sets and backgrounds. These people, coupled with new analytical and visualization capabilities that planners, designers and engineers never had before allow us to tackle complex problems and galvanize support for new policies and innovative projects. Effecting change, serving our great clients and playing a role in shaping our built and natural environments is my motivation.What is the last book you read?
The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma
Jake is a Planning Manager in Stewart’s Municipal Planning & Mobility Practice, responsible for many of the long-range planning efforts at Stewart. His duties include project management, analysis, conceptual design, and public engagement activities. Jake has 15 years of experience in land use planning, comprehensive plans, small area plans, GIS, parks, greenways, multi-modal transportation and environmental planning. He believes in data-driven, design-oriented planning and has a professional and personal interest in well-designed, connected places, and open spaces and how they can improve mobility and quality of life.