Jake is a third-year Lighting Design and Technologies student in the School of Design and Production. Originally from Elon, North Carolina, Jake is very familiar with Winston-Salem and is always willing to show students and families his favorite spots around the area. Jake plans to start his career in the themed entertainment industry upon graduation and encourages students to be curious and explore opportunities that they are truly passionate about.
What advice would you give to prospective students?
Stop worrying so much about the logistics of your future and do what makes you happy. If you love what you do, everything else will fall into place.
What is your fondest memory on campus?
My fondest memory on campus was walking into the Stevens Center through the stage door onto the deck and looking out at the house for the first time. The first stage performance I had ever seen was at the Stevens Center when my grandmother took me to see UNCSA's Nutcracker. That was what sparked my curiosity of the stage and being on the other side and running that show was a very rewarding full circle experience.