Photography + Videography Expert
A natural born storyteller and a lover of capturing moments, Jake Thibodeau joined the p1440 team in 2018 as a resident videographer and photographer. You can find Jake’s work on p1440’s social media and website—photographing events, capturing p1440’s Development Program, filming workout videos and shooting behind the scenes footage of athletes.
Born and raised in Orange County, Jake attended Orange Coast College and played volleyball just like p1440’s very own Dave Mays, Fernando Sabla and Casey Jennings. After two years, he transferred to Grand Canyon University and graduated with a degree in Theology. What lead him to love photography was a combination of watching his mom take photos of everyone when he was growing up and his itch to create things and work with his hands, along with his natural connection to capture moments in time that we’ll never have again. One of his favorite things that he’s able to do is share life through a lens—telling people’s stories, sharing special moments with loved ones who might have missed them, and being able to document memories through a video or picture that we’ll have for the rest of our lives.
Much like many p1440 team members, having a love for sports is a common thread. Jake grew up on the ice, but later found a love in the sand. From ice hockey to baseball, to volleyball and then to beach, Jake’s always been a fan of sports but never a lover of following sports. He’s not the kind of guy to follow a team, he simply enjoys just watching a good game. He spent a lot of time playing volleyball throughout his life, even being a part of the USA High Performance Beach Volleyball team, where he met p1440’s resident coach, Marcio Sicoli.
In addition to shooting for p1440, Jake also enjoys capturing special memories in people’s lives—weddings and engagements—it’s a humbling experience to witness those moments in people’s lives that they will always remember. Jake also has entertainment video experience, previously shooting a TV show pilot.
A believer in what p1440 stands for and the fact that it challenges us all to consider how the “heck we spend our time” is something that resonates with Jake deeply. With so many digital distractions around today, it’s easy to get preoccupied by minutiae things in life and Jake loves that p1440 is there to remind us that living with mindfulness and putting our energy and time into the important things is what ultimately matters in life.
When Jake isn’t behind the camera, you can find him diving into a good read, drinking overpriced coffee with the love of his life, giving back to his community, playing some beach volleyball or catching a wave.