As a child, Jacob was diagnosed with a neuro-degenerative disorder which, over time, caused him to become deaf, visually impaired, and physically challenged. However, he has retained his ability to manifest his creativity through the visual arts.
He is also a practitioner and teacher of martial arts beginning his journey as a student in 2007. He has learned to utilize his knowledge of the arts to associate what is commonly viewed objectively with a deeper, more subjective understanding of life.
On the road to success in a world where nothing is easy, mental strength and leadership is a necessity. "Without it, I'd have no peace; I'd be nowhere; I'd give up chasing my dreams when I could be one step away from reaching it. The one who falls on the mat and thinks it's over is the one who is defeated."
Jacob has also studied Criminology at Indiana State University.