Jake Hall, Ballard Elks Lodge #827 Exalted Ruler Q&A

January 28, 2016 – Interview with Jake Hall, Exalted Ruler, Ballard Elks Lodge #827

jakehallQuestion:  Would you mind telling us a little about yourself? 

Answer: Jake Hall, 32. Born and raised in Seattle (Ballard).  Now live in magnolia.  Dad died when I was 4, raised by a single mom my whole life.  Have two older siblings.   My brother Garrett (middle) and sister Micheline (oldest).

Question:  Tell us more.

Answer:  I am engaged to my loving fiancée Calysta.  I went to Blanchet High School.  I am now a machinist for a industrial pump and motor company.  I grew up playing hockey, from age 3-17.  I traveled all over North America. As goalie playing for high ranked teams I learned to deal with pressure and team work.

Question: How long have you been an Elk?

Answer: I’ve been an elk now for about 5 years.  My brother got me to join mostly for the cheap beers, Seahawk games and view. But soon after I really enjoyed the lodge and what was happening.  Long-time member, Grims G., asked me if I would like to become an officer and that’s was that.  I started as Lecturing Knight; did me full term there.  Afterwards, I was fast tracked to the top!  We had one officer step down so I became the leading knight, skipping one chair.   Then  unfortunately the ER at the time needed to step down.   So now here I am as Exalted Ruler.   I love being a leader and stepping up in a time a need. I feel like I get things done better when there’s pressure put on me.

Question:  What has been a particularly memorable or rewarding accomplishment in your life?

Answer:  Coaching little league has probably been one of the most rewarding things I’ve done as an adult.   We took a team as left over kids and we ended up winning the championship our first year coaching. A big goal was raising $7000 last year, our first year for the MS walk

Question:  What’s something most people don’t know about Jake Hall?

Answer:  I’m also a huge Volvo dork.  I’ve owned around 15 Volvos in my life time.

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