Thinking in, out, and around the box
Jake is TEECOM’s R&D Hardware Engineer. Given a concept, he steps back to analyze how everything works, and then dives in to explore how he can elevate the user experience. With the research team’s goal to innovate the next era of interfacing with buildings, Jake’s objective is to identify problems before they exist in order to design solutions for the future.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Whether on the stage or behind the scenes, Jake has always loved everything about theater, be it lighting, set building, writing, or acting. His most impactful moment was when he auditioned for The 39 Steps on a whim and got the lead role. He continued his theatrical pursuits in college, joining Carnegie Mellon University’s student theater organization Scotch’n’Soda.
A Natural Engineer
Jake’s interests all center around building, creating, and designing. Since he could walk, he’s had a fascination with electronics, circuits, and the cause-effect relationship of pushing buttons on any electronic device. His habit of collecting old technology to tinker with led to his biggest accomplishment to date: having a 1987 Macintosh SE connect to google.com.
Tinkering with Music
Jake took lessons in various instruments when he was young, but his true passion is the drums. There’s always a song playing in his head and the drums are his favorite way to express it. Most recently he has explored creating, editing, mastering, and producing music. Self-taught in a variety of recording software programs, Jake enjoys the challenge of taking song samples from various genres and seeing what’s possible.