Hello everyone! I'm Jay... a Lorain County native, small business advocate, and huge supporter of the "shop local" movement. Downtown Lorain, Ohio is where my heart is, it's where my businesses are, and where my community is. My mission is to help further the artistic culture in this city and to inspire others to keep pushing our city forward in a positive direction. 

Besides being a commercial & fine art photographer, I own & operate an adorable little coffee shop in Downtown Lorain called Magdalen’s. Later this year we are launching a line of our own coffee brewing equipment, made right here in Lorain, Ohio.

I’m living the dad life with my super rad daughter, Charlie. She is my everything.

I’m a total foodie and I love cooking for my friends. I'm a coffee shop addict and an avid outdoorsman. Find me with a smile on my face in the Adirondacks. I love exploring mountains and everywhere that's far away from civilization. The higher and further, the better. Let’s go hiking and adventuring!

I’m a total nerd who loves cute life moments, no matter how cheesy. Give me all the riducolous Hallmark movie moments, I'm here for it. I’m really into real life love stories, awkward encounters, and beautiful chance meetings and coincidences. 

That’s pretty much me…abbreviated. I’m looking forward to meeting you, Cheers!

Dad+Art+Coffee+Nature = Jay.

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”