Jac is rock climbing. Sometimes he’s surfing. Often he is playing wing-back in soccer. In his workday, he’s doing all three: strategizing the next set of moves for blackwalnut, riding the waves of project demands and timetables, bringing the ball up to the blackwalnut team to find the best opportunity for success. His day never boring, Jac is responsible for strategic planning and client development, and for seeing around corners, over walls, and steps ahead-and to plan accordingly. He brings twenty years of experience to bw-which means he’s learned a lot of lessons the hard way (those are the lessons that stick). The best work he’s done at blackwalnut has been to assemble a team of talented, smart people who can work, build-and think-their way through every possible challenge. He strives to be a strong collaborator-with designers (he’s a self-confessed design snob), clients (he speaks bottom-line), and co-workers, and to help bring projects to spectacular completion. When he’s not in the shop or camped out on site at an installation, Jac can be found at home with his family, failing to master the guitar and Ashtanga yoga, or at the gym, failing to master Crossfit.