Jake started with Hallett Materials in January of 2019 as Operations Manager. He got involved with the mining industry in 2011 with a major aggregate producer, there he held various operations and management positions. Prior to joining the industry Jake was a diesel mechanic in the US Army. He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and 2006. After his sting in the Army he attended Missouri University of Science and Technology where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Geological Engineering.