About Me

I am Jake Gunter. I’m a software engineer, musician, composer / arranger, and lighting designer (not always in that order).

I was born in Chandler, Arizona; I grew up in Santa Cruz, California, where I picked up my interests in playing music (at the age of 8 or so) and technical theatre (at 16). After high school, I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which I earned a joint degree in Humanities and Engineering, with focuses in Computer Science and Theatre Arts. After graduating, I moved to Vienna, Virginia, to begin work as a software engineer at Capital One.

How to contact me

If you want to contact me for any reason (well, for any non-spam reason), I’d love to hear from you! The best way to reach me is via email. You can email me at contact AT jakegunter.net. I check my email very often, and will most likely get back to you within a day (unless you are a robot and/or spammer, in which case you should probably not expect a response).

Looking for my résumé?

That’s great! Send me an email and I will be happy to send you a copy. (In the interest of personal privacy, I don’t publish my résumé online.)


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