Jacob brings his experiences and training as an educator, mediator, home builder, and community organizer to the work of housing. He holds a master’s degree in conflict resolution from Trinity College Dublin and spent several years working as a mediator on education for reconciliation projects in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. Jacob loves that he is able to combine his love of carpentry and non-profit management in his role as Executive Director of the affiliate. Jacob is married to Jessica; they love living and working in Montana communities. Together, they enjoy exploring Montana’s historical sites with their two collies, Rainier and Lambert, named for the cherries raised on his family’s farm in the Flathead valley.