Jake trained and developed all his foundation skill with Massive Company in Auckland. Jake became interested in what Massive calls "The Game", the play between the actors and the audience.
After moving to Christchurch 18 months ago, Jake linked up with like-minded practitioners, and they decided to start a collective for Pasifika creatives. Since then, Y|NOT has run their own workshops, and collaborated with Fika Writers, No Limits and Victor Roger. They have self-produced two of their own shows, one of which was taken to the Kia Mau Festival in Wellington earlier this year. For Jake, the goal for Y|NOT is to continue contributing to the Arts Legacy left by the Pasifika giants of Christchurch.