Jay is from Stephenville, Texas where he graduated with a BA in political science and MS in Management from Tarleton State University. Jay worked for the 2018 Beto for Texas campaign in Ft. Worth as a field organizer and manager. He then joined the Julian Castro presidential campaign as a regional organizing manager in Iowa. Later that cycle he served as a regional organizing manager for Tom Steyer 2020 in southern California. He then went on to work for NextGen America in Wisconsin for the 2020 general election as deputy organizing director.
Jay believes that grassroots organizing paves the way for a brighter, more inclusive future. In his free time, he enjoys travel and staying active, all things music, and spending time with friends, family, and his two cats Iggy and Joni.