8th Grade - Social Studies
Jake Allen was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He is a fourth-generation Coloradan with roots in the Roaring Fork Valley dating back to the 19th century. Jake has a bachelor's degree in political science from Metro State University and a master's degree in education from Regis University in Denver. He spent four years living in Washington, D.C., working for the U.S. House of Representatives as a health care policy advisor for two members of Congress from Colorado. He then spent another four years working as a health care lobbyist for Denver Health before moving to Basalt in 2010. Jake has worked previously at BMS and BHS as a substitute teacher, student teacher, and coach for three years before joining the BMS team full time in 2019.