Grew up in Pitt County where he attended Farmville Schools until 10th grade where he moved to Greene County and graduated from Greene Central in 2002. Graduated from UNC-Pembroke in 2008 where he played baseball for the braves as well as a team captain.
After school he moved back to Greenville and worked as a sales rep for Facilico Services, before going to work for the Pitt County Sheriff's Office in 2011. While working with the Sheriff's office he attended Pitt Community College to obtain his Real Estate License then joining the family with Aldridge and Southerland.
Jacob has been living in Greenville since 2008 but grew up in eastern NC. He has coached with the Kwanis baseball in Greenville Little League team since 2010. Married in October of 2012 to Lauren Harrell.