Hi! I’m Jacob, the LGBTQ+ Services Coordinator at The Epicenter. I am a Salinas native and have been doing LGBTQ+ community work in the Monterey Bay area both as a volunteer and as a professional for 20 years. I am very passionate about the development and empowerment of young people, especially those representing marginalized communities, and I am excited and eager to continue the legacy of the fantastic humans that held this post before me. I identify within a consistently fluctuating spectrum of nonbinary, asexual, aromantic, and (most importantly) legendary identities. I’m a geek for Claremont era X-Men comics, music, donut shops, and neon colored everything. If you get anything out of reading this, let it be this: We are all capable of making a tremendous impact in our communities!
“I don’t want the world; I only want what I deserve.”–– Gossip “Yr Mangled Heart”