Jacob was born in Charleston, SC and moved to the Upstate of SC with his family at the age of 5. Jacob grew up in Spartanburg where attended Dorman High School and furthered his education by attending and playing football at North Greenville University where he graduated with a degree in Outdoor Leadership. Jacob married his beautiful wife Sloane shortly after graduating from North Greenville University in 2015 and together, founded Fire Pit Ranch in the spring of 2016.
Shortly after the founding of FPR, Jacob began to pursue topics in leadership, business, and personal development. He was trained by John Maxwell and his executive team in the fall of 2019 where he became a certified speaker, trainer, and coach with the John Maxwell Team. The following year, he would go on to be mentored and coached by the #1 coach in the world, Paul Martinelli who is still Jacob’s coach today. He has joined multiple high level mastermind groups in order to surround himself with some of the sharpest minds in leadership, business, and personal development so that he can then take that knowledge and use it to help others.
His life’s mission is to build leaders who have a foundation built on biblical principles. Just as Jesus commanded His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, Jacob believes his calling is to bring hope, guidance, and love to a generation longing for purpose.
Together, Jacob and Sloane have two precious boys named Kasin and Roman. They love spending time together as a family, enjoying activities such as hunting, fishing, riding atvs, football games, or just simply catching frogs together until midnight!