Director of Network Communications
|103 Adams Street, Suite 200
Fairmont, WV 26554
Jake Lynch comes to the Hub following a 15-year career in community journalism and nonprofit communications.
West Virginia’s trail and recreation community may know Jake from his previous role with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, where from 2010 until 2014 he led the national trail development organization’s media and marketing efforts.
Telling the stories of America’s trail communities was a natural progression from his work as a journalist and newspaper editor here in the United States and in his native Australia.
At the Hub, Jake’s experience in tapping into what interests and motivates community members and leaders is being put to good use in our efforts to generate a broad and powerful narrative about the terrific community development work being done in West Virginia.
Jake’s focus is very much on boosting the communications capacity of the wide network of Hub parters across the state, and creating new and innovative ways to help the community development sector use communications to expand their impact.
Though he has called Washington, D.C. home for the past few years, Jake is a country boy at heart, having grown up and worked in rural communities and fishing villages of New South Wales.