Jay was born in Rising Sun in 1960. In 1964, Jay's family moved to Aurora and that is where he went to school, graduating in the last class of Aurora High School in 1978. Then it was off To Purdue University School of Pharmacy until graduation in 1983. While at Purdue, Jay met his eventual wife Diena. They have two children, Leah and Ethan who are also Purdue graduates. Jay worked for his father and brothers at Beyer's Pharmacy in Aurora and Rising Sun Pharmacy from 1983 to 2009. After a stint with CVS, Jay is now very happy to be back into the communities of Rising Sun and Dillsboro working for DeVille's Pharmacies.