Advancing Open Knowledge
With 13 years of experience as a founder and leader...
I have developed capacity for guiding strategy, growing teams, running projects, developing programs, designing tools, marketing products, forming partnerships, engaging community, managing communications, building allies, and shifting culture.
I'm excited to help you and your organization.
I specialize in digital, online spaces with a focus on open knowledge, open science, civic empowerment, information literacy, crowdsourcing, ally skills, and culture change.
Please get in touch for an initial consultation about your goals, dreams, needs, and challenges. I believe we can collaborate and work together to make great things happen.
"Jake has been an amazing collaborator and friend. We have accomplished projects that would have been impossible to complete without him. He has a way of bringing out the best in people, pulling together people from differing backgrounds and perspectives and getting them to work effectively together."
Board Member, Wikimedia Foundation
"Jake's broad range of skills and experiences meant he was able to quickly, but deeply, understand our work in a way that's rare. After just a few hours working together, I felt like Jake was able to look into my deep into my soul, find what was really going on, bring it to the surface for me, and coach me past it. Jake is someone who mixes strong idealism with incredible pragmatism. Just looking at his track record shows how powerful that is, and I benefited deeply from it when working with him."
Co-Founder, Open Access Button
"Jake is an exceptional open knowledge advocate, practitioner, and strategist. I've watched him grow a dream from an exciting idea into an effective plan into an extraordinary movement of organizers around the world. He doesn't just walk his talk, he inspires and supports entire communities as he does so. He is able to bring his social abilities and technical skills together, putting both technical and non-technical folks at ease as they work with open platforms and tools."
Co-Director, Whose Knowledge?
"Jake propelled me to center Wikipedia in my instruction. I'm a librarian at a university and after reading his article I was filled with sudden curiosity about using Wikipedia in the classroom. Over the past two years I've reached out multiple times to Jake seeking advice and I've always been met with his kind enthusiasm. I'm looking forward to watching where Jake goes next, because I'm sure many will follow."
Librarian, Oregon State University
"The most striking thing about Jake is his ability to build a strategic vision and light a flame to see it made real. Jake has inspired faith at the highest levels, and has rewarded that faith by delivering tangible, impressive results. I trust his vision; I trust his drive; I trust his ability to execute. When Jake tells me something is a good idea, I listen."
VP of Support, Wikimedia Foundation
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