Charley Jacob is native to Southern California and continually has had paint or ink on his hands since the mid 90s. He has several pairs of Vans shoes from an ever growing collection that nearly predates his students. He has been on a quest to understand why California burritos have french fries since moving to San Diego. He brings his passion for designing and building things to his classroom and loves seeing his students develop their ideas into beautiful work. He joined the High Tech faculty in Fall 2014, teaching at HTMNC for 5 years and creating their makerspace and later joining the HTHNC team. Before this role, Charley worked with students and young educators as a director of After School Programs in San Diego. In addition to his experience in education, he was a small business owner, designing and screen printing shirts, and painting surfboards for LA based manufacturer. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts with a Studio emphasis from UCSD (selected partly because of its proximity to Black’s) and teaching credential from CSUSM. Charley recently earned a Master in Educational Leadership at HTH Graduate School of Education. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, and their two children especially floating in the ocean, cooking, and making things.