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Jake Smith

Media Strategist

Local celebrity. National treasure. America’s Sweetheart. Jake Smith has held many titles throughout his glorious lifetime, but his most recent is the most impressive yet: “Media Strategist at Volume One Magazine.”

After graduating from UW-Stout in 2016, Jake opted to pursue the road-dog life as a bassist in a touring hardcore band. After spending a couple of years in a van and playing shows around the world, he landed in Eau Claire and immediately fell in love with the community. He spent some time in the service industry, and most recently worked as an insurance sales and marketing rep before joining the team at Volume One. Jake’s energetic personality and youthful vigor bring an incredibly vibrant, (and dare I say, enchanting?) presence to the Volume One office.

Jake is a big fan of local beer, high fives, and eating disrespectful amounts of ice cream. When he’s not working, you can likely catch Jake running painfully long distances, playing with his three dogs, or spending quality time with his wife, Jess, and their two daughters.