Jakob has produced Neighbors since 2013. Originally from a small town in Missouri he's been in Nashville for over 10 years with his wife, son, and two dogs. Jakob graduated from the Transom Story Workshop and founded the now disbanded audio collective The Heard. He was the 2018-2019 Oz Artistic Fellow. Jakob has worked as a custom cabinet maker, wildland firefighter, and crewmember at Trader Joe's. His love for gathering stories and telling them has led him to found Great Feeling Studios a podcast production studio, where he helps others tell their stories.