Jay was born in Winsted and moved to Torrington at age 12 and has been here ever since. He attended Torrington Christian Academy. After completion of high school he worked at several factories as a machine setter and operator,. Ten years ago he began his work as a truck driver for USA Hauling and Recycling.
Jay is married to his loving wife of 27 Tina and together they share their love with their daughter Caitlyn. In his spare time he enjoys working on cars, and around the house. He can be found at cars shows or building model cars. He enjoys painting and building wooden puzzles.