851 Spotlight- Jake Wardrip

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Class of 2014

Jake Wardrip

851 Alumni Spotlight
8 Words
  • Entrepreneur
  • Innovative
  • Competitive
  • Compassionate

  • Leader
  • Passionate
  • Outgoing
  • Motivated
5 Questions

01. What did you study at SU and when did you graduate?

MSBC 2014

02. What is your professional role- how would you describe your work?

I am a licensed Realtor with Homepage Realty. I have been licensed in the state of Kentucky for 2 years. Before that I worked in Property Management for 4 years. I am humbled and honored for the opportunity to help my clients in one of the most confusing and important financial decisions of their life, buying or selling a home. I pride myself on being innovative and cutting edge in my marketing techniques including partnering with Spalding Athletes in Name, Image, Likeness co-branding. In addition to my Real Estate career, I am also the co-owner of 502 Bounce. With my wife (also a Spalding Grad) we specialize in inflatables and party rental equipment. This is our first year in business. With our success in 2022, we fully expect to double our inventory and revenue moving into 2023.

03. What are the ways SU helped prepare you for what you are currently experiencing both at work and in your personal life?

I would be remiss if I did not mention that I met my wife at Spalding. Our family of four, daughter Ashlyn and son Knox, are huge supporters and contributors to Spalding University. Both of my careers have a low entry level of education required, but I owe my success and growth 100% to my Spalding education. The small class sizes at Spalding were crucial for me. I was at a larger university for a year and I felt like I got lost in the crowd and I had challenges learning the material because of that. At Spalding, every teacher knew my face, my name and my story.

04. What is your favorite memory from your time at SU?

My favorite memories from Spalding occurred on the baseball field and in the clubhouse.

05. What was your favorite spot on campus as a student?

The cafeteria. As a team, we ate lunch there almost every day.

1 Message

Without struggle, there is no progress.

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