Jay grew up in the Charleston area on Edisto Island. After graduating from Episcopal High School, he completed his Bachelor of Arts at Wofford College in 1996.
Jay became a full time real estate agent in 1996. He has been a recipient of the Realtor of Distinction award at both the Executive and President Circle levels. He has also been repeatedly listed in a Diamond Society, and received a Lifetime Achievement award for selling over $100 million in the Charleston area.
Jay resides with his family in Mount Pleasant, and enjoys spending time traveling and boating. He is a member of St. Michael's Church, Carolina Yacht Club, and Hobcaw Yacht Club.