Jake's family is of Scottish, Welsh, and German descent. He was diagnosed with mild autism/asperger's at the age of four, and as a child was bullied because of it, until he was transferred to a different school. Jake is also a fan of Marvel comics books and the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, which influenced his cartoons and stories. He is a railroad and locomotive enthusiast.
Jake's cartoon work was inspired by the webcomics Transmission by FreyFox and Woods For The Trees by Thom "Roofus" Jones. Jake is the creator of Mikey & Friends and A Furry Future, which is a webcomic set in the year 2045 A.D., about comedian/comedy musician Ricky the Skunk. Jake is also known to be a fan of Sabrina Online.
in 2015, Jake is currently the lead Artist and illustrator of a web stories, Space Pirate Captain MacTaggart.
Jake's guitar style mostly consist of downstrokes and power chords as he was influenced by punk rock guitarist Johnny Ramone (from the Ramones) and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (from The Misfits). He also is a fan of country singer Johnny Cash and Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, which have been a huge inspiration to him.