As a geographer, writer, and producer, I help organizations and individuals build communications and outreach materials (through writing, visuals, audio, and maps) to better tell their stories and make better decisions about their environments.
I have experience in federal, private, and nonprofit sectors and a specialty with building stories around places. Through the years I have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing individuals and organizations including National Park Service, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, University of Nebraska, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Geologic Survey, the Department of the Interior, The Holland Project, and Hear Nebraska. This site showcases a mixture of professional and personal projects.
"Jacob is the kind of authentic person you feel lucky to know, because he is considerate enough to really listen and brave enough to relay what he has observed."
"Jacob has a wildly creative mind, a kind, empathic demeanor, and a mid-western sobriety. The total package."
"Jacob thoughtfully observes people and surroundings, and contributes kindness, art, and sincerity generously back to the world."
"Jacob is an intelligent and engaging professional who takes responsibility for his work, family, and life. Jacob's strength is easily creativity, but also in communicating technical work into easy to process communications. His adaptability and quality of care to both individual and group needs make him an excellent candidate at any organization."
"Jacob is a guy who will let you crash at his house any day or night... as long as you can sleep through the dance party going on in the living room. He will also make sure you have plenty of laughs, fluids, and food before bed."
"If there was one word I would use to describe Jacob, it would be effort, Jacob puts in the effort into everything he does, including friendships, birthday songs, cards, music, art, writing, etc."
"Jacob is the type of person you feel comfortable opening up to, because he is trustworthy."
- Jim Haverty
"I have no idea what Jacob will think up next but I'm going to follow him and find out."