, born and raised in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, has performed a variety of roles on the operatic stage. His quick, kind, and lovable demeanor has charmed audiences in such roles as Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Figaro in both Il barbiere di Sivigla and Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Marcello and Schaunard in La Boheme, and Ko-Ko in The Mikado. His varied repertoire also includes Zurga in Les pêcheurs de perles, La Bête in La belle et la bête (Glass), Escamillo in La Tragédie de Carmen (Constant/Bizet), Sam in Trouble in Tahiti, and Anthony in Sweeney Todd.
Jake has been a studio artist at Sarasota Opera, a fellow at the Music Academy of the West, an emerging artist at Seagle Music Colony, an artist in residence with Tri-Cities Opera and Opera Memphis, and even served as a performer and staff choreographer with Bel Cantanti Opera’s Summer Festival. Jake received his Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance from Susquehanna University, and his Masters Degree in Opera from Binghamton University.