A native of Boston, Jay brings a refreshingly progressive mindset to Deaf Focus with his experiences as a culturally Deaf individual coming from a Deaf family and growing up in an all-Deaf school. Besides working, he enjoys cooking, flipping/repurposing vintage items, traveling, and politics. Jay is actively involved with Deaf community in many roles, he is a Commissioner with the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf, a sitting member of the Louisiana Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Advisory Council, an Executive Officer of the Lafayette Athletic Association of the Deaf, and as the Assistant State Representative of Deaf Grassroots Movement here in Louisiana where he has been instrumental in passing several legislative actions. In 2017, he received the Governor's Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities' Ken Vince Memorial Award for his advocacy efforts. We are proud to have him on the team!