Jay is a 20-year Loudoun resident originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He has been with Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District for 15 years as a Conservation Specialist focusing on implementing the Virginia Agricultural BMP program. He serves on the Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee and the John M. Rowley Goose Creek Land Conservation Fund. He also volunteers his time as a member of the Lucketts Ruritans. He completed studies at the University of Richmond, Penn State and Virginia Tech.