Jake Ashby, who represents the 107th District (most of Rensselaer County and parts of Columbia and Washington counties) in the State Assembly, will speak to SRC during our 7 p.m. Zoom meeting this week.
Jake, who served as a Rensselaer County legislator before being elected to the Assembly in 2018, has for the past 18 years worked as an occupational therapist and rehabilitation director, founding his own practice in 2014. Additionally, he has been an instructor in occupational therapy at Maria College in Albany.
He earned his commission with the U.S. Army Reserves, serving for eight years and rising to the rank of captain. He completed combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a humanitarian mission in Africa. During his service career he earned two Bronze Stars, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. He is a past commander of VFW Post 7337 in Castleton.
Jake holds an MBA in healthcare management from Union Graduate College in Schenectady, a B.S. in occupational therapy from Keuka College, and an A.A, from Hudson Valley Community College.
Jake resides in Castleton with his wife, Kristy, and their two children.
As always, to gain access to our Zoom meeting, simply go online to our club website’s calendar page and clock on the link for January 27.