"Jay came of age on long wilderness expeditions. He paddled the waters of northern Canada from Labrador to Nunavut, joined a two-and-a-half month expedition through the Australian outback, and took a three month wilderness survival course in Arizona. Following these self-prescribed rites of passage, he enlisted in service of the earth.
During college, he studied sustainable community economic development, and co-founded a local, organic foods restaurant.
In the last few years, Jay has pursued self-directed studies in complementary currencies, social entrepreneurship and social finance as well as graphic and web design. He is also a digital artist. He lives in Seattle." (http://www.kickstarter.com/profiles/1658818436/bio)