Board of Directors
*Jay Rooke, Vice Chair, Safety Committee Chair
Summary: Proud BGC Alumni. Once a Club kid, always a Club kid.
A member of Forbes Coaches Council, Jay Rooke, J.D., is a trained executive and business coach who resides in Sonoma. Jay spent the first half of his life on the East Coast where he worked as a toxic tort litigator for the City of New York, as well as helping Merck pharmaceuticals launch the first-ever anticancer vaccine. He attended culinary school in New York City, and later opened his own restaurant in California. Prior to coaching, he most recently worked for NBC Sports; he also has experience working in the clean tech, sustainability and wine industries. Jay is the Co-Founder of GivingKicks.com, a charitable initiative to provide 1,000 shoes to 1,000 underprivileged kids when they go back to school in the fall.