Jay was born, raised and currently lives in Laredo, Texas, where his family has resided since the 1860s. He earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration at Texas A&M International University and a two-year wildlife management degree at SWTJC in Uvalde, Texas. He is fluent in Spanish and can speak Afrikaans. A game enthusiast with over 18 years of field experience in Texas wildlife management, habitat management, wildlife breeding and game capture, Jay is a trusted consultant to new and longtime landowners and managers statewide. With his deep rooted South Texas heritage and passion for the land, wildlife and agriculture, it was only natural that he transition into ranch real estate brokerage.