Jay grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in economics. After four years at Citibank, Jay began his insurance career with Axa Advisors and later the Equitable. After a brief stint in the life insurance and investment industry, he began working for North Central insurance in 2005.
Jay and wife Kristi live in Sioux Falls and have two children who keep them busy with baseball, softball, football, basketball and dance. Jay also enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing.