Jay is a graduate of Belmond-Klemme High School and Florida State University.  He returned to North Iowa upon graduation from Florida State January 2000 to start his career at First Gabrielson Agency.  Jay is a licensed independent insurance agent, and also holds the CIC designation.  In January of 2010, Jay purchased First Gabrielson Agency, and became the agency Principal.  Jay is highly active in the community, coaching youth athletics, and serving on both the Opportunity Village and Team Valley Wrestling Boards.  Jay lives in Clear Lake with his wife, Liz, daughter, Emily and son, Tyler.

"The Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce does a fantastic job of involving all local business sectors to sustain continued growth in North Iowa."