Jay was born in Georgia but moved to Texas as fast as he could. During high school, Jay was accepted to the Olympic Development Program for track and swimming. That’s where his love for the outdoors grew and his attentions changed. After graduating high school Jay attended Harvard University where he studied microbiology and then followed his passion for the outdoors guiding people through the most extreme environments the world has to offer, often encountering dangerous animals. Through his outdoor experiences, Jay realized the importance of personal protection and firearm proficiency. Jay has a passion for teaching and mentoring people and passing his knowledge onto others.