Jacob straddles the research and stewardship programs, where he works to advance coastal fisheries and habitat conservation. His routine activities include:
- Providing coastal communities with technical support for climate resilience planning.
- Working with partners to restore estuarine and freshwater habitat through the removal of stream barriers and tidal restrictions.
- Collecting environmental data to identify aquatic resource management priorities and assess changing habitat conditions.
- Managing geospatial surveying and data, providing GIS and mapping support for reserve and partner programs, and maintaining vertical control for monitoring infrastructure.
- Working with community volunteers to collect water quality data and supporting the development of watershed management plans.
Jacob was born and raised in coastal Maine and enjoys spending time on the water, exploring the woods and the coast, and playing disc golf. He received an undergraduate degree in Human Ecology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2016 he completed the Graduate Certificate In Applied GIS at the University of Southern Maine. Jacob lives in Biddeford, Maine with his family.