Member Since: Inception
Type of Member: Co-Owner
We’ve started seeing Jacob at Office Nomads a lot more. In the past he had perfected the juggling act of a full time job elsewhere in the city and being a co-owner of Office Nomads. It was all fairly impressive. But January saw an end to the back and forth and he has taken up at Office Nomads full time. “How cool is it that I can walk away from 15 years in software and have this community around me? I didn’t even bat an eye about it,” he said. When Office Nomads started in 2007, building a community he could count on was not the plan. “[Starting Office Nomads] seemed like the right thing to do. I just wanted to jump into a big project I believed in.”
Jacob is all about big projects, and that is one of the reasons we love having him around. Big ideas come to him and he strolls to the front and informs us he wants to build a Wall of Achievement, tear down the wall in the Green Room, install new lighting, make a Big Idea Board, or make a trebuchet out of office supplies. His great energy inspires the rest of us and, just maybe, we’ll harness all of it and take down that big green wall.
Jacob is a bit of a Swiss Army Knife of talents. No tech problem is too big for him. Every construction or maintenance project is something he can easily tackle, as is evidence by his awesome house. Apparently he has ‘mad yo-yo skills’ and holds Steve Brown up as his hero. At the same time, he has mastered the title of Nomad. Starting at the age of 17 with a trip to Japan, he has hopped around to all different parts of the world. Most recently he found himself in Brazil for two weeks enjoy sun and paradise while the rest of us put on our rain jackets and galoshes to fight the Seattle rain.
Come on by the space and see if you can notice the positive changes that have occurred since Jacob came back full time. If you can find them all, you get a free cup of coffee! Wait, coffee is always free? Eh…