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 the Louisiana Deaf community in many roles; he serves as an Executive Officer with the Louisiana Association of the Deaf, Inc. (LAD), as a Commissioner with the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD), as a Deaf Representative on the Louisiana Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (LA EHDI) Advisory Council, as a Secretary for the Lafayette Athletic Association of the Deaf (LAAD), and as the State Representative of Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM) here in Louisiana. He also has been instrumental in passing several legislative actions in the last few years. We are proud to have him on our team!