Jake’s experiences working with kids expand from volunteer work in Milwaukee, WI, where he mentored intensive inner-city youth at the Urban Ecology Center, to a year of service at a Title 1 elementary school with AmeriCorps. This is his first year at Camp Fire. Jake was born right here in Portland, but was raised in Bend, OR, where he developed a passion for camping, skiing, hiking, fishing (anything outdoors), and craft beer. Finishing his history degree at Portland State brought him back to Portland where he can continue enjoying the many pleasures of the outdoors, and nine months of rain! Jake is excited for the opportunity to join the Camp Fire team and support and share his love of life and education with the kids he works with.