Jake has spent much of his life trying to become a superhero. To that end, he’s spent a tremendous amount of his time studying – watching Justice League cartoons, reading Spider-Man books, playing Marvel Heroes. Things kicked up a notch in college when he began studying criminal justice and martial arts, and went even further when he took a position teaching the latter. But finally, after a lifetime of dedication and singular pursuit… he makes a podcast where he and his friends play tabletop RPGs.
See, somewhere along the lines, things got blurry. He accidentally became interested in a slew of other media, from World of Warcraft to Supernatural to Elder Scrolls to Harry Potter. He picked up hobbies like writing, making music, and costuming. Then a certain Keeper invited him to play Earthdawn; and a dozen Pathfinder, D&D, World of Darkness, and Monster of the Week games later, as both player and game master, here we are.
Fun fact: among the show’s cast, Jake is the one who is not and has never been an actor. He does his best to keep his head above water and be as entertaining as his co-hosts – and he did make the theme song, so at least he’s pulling his weight.