Jay was born and raised in Opp, Alabama. Jay graduated from Auburn University with a Finance degree and went on to earn his law degree as well. He practiced law in Florida for about 10 years as an in house counsel for a Fortune 300 title company, a trial lawyer, and represented the State of Florida and numerous banks.
Not only has Jay lived on 30A for a decade now, but his roots here go back almost 70 years to 1954 when his Great Aunt Lola built her house on 30A next to what is now Seaside.
Jay and his wife, Julia, reside in Seagrove with their boys, Hank and Gip. Their boys attend the Seaside schools & are both actively involved in the Panama City Swim Team.