Jake is a Hollywood filmmaker and director of big budget commercials for major retail brands. He and Mackenzie meet poolside at The Seapunk where he learns she will be working with his ex-girlfriend, Jamie Williams A.K.A. Willa West, to open a retail store for her wardrobe sold on Modern Material. Jake is desperate to stop Jamie from marrying singer / songwriter Maxwell Martin.
Jake is also from Columbus, Ohio where he worked with Mackenzie when she was a fashion designer competing in Highball Halloween's Costume Couture Contest. He dated her assistant Jamie from their circle of friends, an extremely talented group of artists in Columbus collaborating to build their portfolios for design, styling, photography, modeling, hair and makeup. The projects were led by Staley Styles, a transgender Creative Director who moved in with Mackenzie + Scott Mitchell when they first moved to Los Angeles.
Jake was shooting footage at The Seapunk the night Freddy's Maserati was found smashed into the pool wall. While looking for evidence he notices Maxwell Martin leaving the Seapunk early the next morning while Willa West was on tour. He noticed Max getting a little cozy with Mackenzie's 17 year old design intern, Riley Raines, on a yacht during the party after which Freddy disappeared.
BORN: August 24, 1985
CURRENT AGE: 35
HOMETOWN: Columbus, Ohio
CURRENT CITY: Los Angeles, CA / Marina del Rey, CA
CAREER: Filmmaker + Producer
EX-GIRLFRIEND: Jamie Williams A.K.A. Willa West