Originally from Montreal, Jacob graduated from McGill University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies. He has extensive travel experience in Europe and East Asia, with work experience in several Chinese-Speaking cities. In addition to speaking English and French, he’s also fluent in German and Mandarin Chinese. Jacob continues to volunteer for many organizations in Ottawa including Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa Chinese Community Service Centre, as well as the Canadian Club of Ottawa. Along with his knowledge of foreign cultures, Jacob believes in the power of collective memory and strives to foster friendships and learning across all generations and levels of experience. Apart from the personal satisfaction these efforts provide, they have also enabled Jacob to satisfy many of the unique cultural requests that Beechwood continues to be called upon to provide.
Jacob and his wife Echo are proud parents to their two children, Ansel and Matilde. As a family they continue to laugh and learn, while always striving to live life to the fullest in every moment of every day!