Jack grew up in California. After graduating from Santa Clara University, he moved to Portland. His first job in Portland was a crisis intervention counselor at a homeless shelter in Old Town. He has been with Friends of the Children—Portland since 2000 and started as a Friend. He appreciates the hard work and dedication to the mission at FriendsPDX. He likes cooking and eating meals with his family and is a drummer in a rock trio called Three Finger Jack.