Jake Gates grew up on the beaches of Pompano Beach Florida. In 2007, he graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale. Jake continued his education by attending Santa Fe College in Gainesville where he majored in building construction. In 2009, he moved to Moore Haven and took a job with Glades County as a heavy machine operator. It was in Moore Haven Florida where Jake met, his now good friend, Justin Guerry and soon found himself traveling into the outdoors on hog and gator excursions. It was during these outdoor trips, that Jake developed a love for the sport of hog hunting with dogs. When Jake is not busy running heavy equipment, you can find him with his pals running the Glades in an airboat or swamp buggie looking for those problem hogs and gators.