Jack is originally from California, but relocated to Wilmington NC over 10 years ago with his wife of 16 years, Aileen Viorel. Together they have 3 kids, Gabby (14), Charlie (11) and Finn (9). They are a surfing family. Jack was an elementary school teacher for 20 years before devoting his full attention to Indo Jax Surf School and Charities. While teaching, Jack won the prestigious Lewis Award for Teaching Excellence, as well as the UNCW Razor Walker Award for his commitment to NC youth. He also gave a TEDx Talk at the University of Tennessee on inclusion. Jack is committed to including all kids in the sport of surfing, because If you can surf, you can do anything!