Jay is from Rockport, Mo a town of 1,400 people. He attended Northwest Missouri State University and received his Bachelors of Science in Biology/ Psychology. While he was attending school he decided to take a stab at entrepreneurship and opened his own firework store. After three years he sold his firework store and started PT school at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. The first week of PT school Jay married his high school sweetheart, Rachel. Jay joined InSPIRe Rehab in Fairfax, Mo in 2015 and became a local owner of InSPIRe-Fairfax in 2019. Jay and his wife Rachel have 3 boys: Cass, Collin and Cane.