Jay is a New York-Born, Minneapolis-Based artist-educator. 

He is a White, Jewish, Queer, Transgender Man in his 30s who is often mistaken for one of his high school students.

Since graduating from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 2012, he has focused on applied theater in educational and community settings. He is passionate about the intersection of the arts and wellness Advocacy, and his work as both a Professional Actor and a sex educator has supported him in designing and implementing dynamic, comprehensive curriculum in Health and Wellness for Young pre-Professional performers. 

Jay also works as an equity Consultant, specializing in Collaborating with arts organizations that seek to better serve transgender Artists and audiences, and he has been a member of Penumbra Theatre's RACE Workshop Facilitation Team since 2018.

He lives in South Minneapolis with his cat, Louis.