Jacob served 23 years on active duty in the Navy before transferring to the Fleet Reserve in 2018 as a Senior Chief Mineman. He was stationed in Japan, the UK, Bahrain, Pennsylvania, Texas, San Diego, and Seal Beach. Following Navy retirement he attended the MBA program at the University of Notre Dame (graduated May 2020). Current he remains in South Bend, IN practicing as a professional artist until better opportunities appear.
He started painting in 2001 while stationed in the UK. He has painted around the world and displayed on 3 continents.