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.