Jake Hayden was born near El Paso, Texas on Fort Bliss.  After living on several army bases, Jake was raised and went to school in Corbin, Kentucky. In 2007, he joined the United States Army and served for six years. After double majoring in entertainment arts design and music event production at Middle Tennessee State University and completing his military contract, Jake began working as a freelance event technician, lighting designer, and theatrical electrician.

With eight years of experience, Jake has worked as the lighting designer and master electrician for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the lighting chief and primary lighting operator of Lightning 100's Live On The Green and Nashville's Pride Festival, as well as the lighting chief of several events and weddings at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.

Jake loves showing a crowd a great show and the challenge of coalescing the elements of every event. Jake is looking forward to the many more events to come.