Jake Fruhlinger graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Boise State University in 1998 and a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology specializing in Archaeology from the University of Idaho in 2004. He has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1994 for various environmental firms and also for the Idaho State Historic Preservation Office as a Compliance Archaeologist. He is currently the Cultural Resources Program Manager for the Idaho National Guard, where he works to ensure that National Guard soldiers can get mission essential training while emphasizing the importance of the past through preservation and cooperation.
Jake has worked extensively on cultural resources projects throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, focusing on archaeology, architectural history and Tribal relations.
Jake has been teaching as an adjunct faculty member at both Boise State University and the College of Western Idaho since 2005.