Jay was born in Colorado, but was raised for most of his life in a small town in Kansas. He has a younger brother and sister and is the oldest of all his cousins. He worked on his grandparents’ farm, driving tractor for several summers in college.

He grew up in a family that loves games. They all love to play card games and board games and are huge fans of college basketball. Jay also has been playing ultimate Frisbee since his college days.