Jack West
Director of Special Projects

Jack joined the team in 2020, and brings legal experience from corporate private practice, as well as an entrepreneurial background to ARA. Jack is a Birmingham native and grew up camping in Cheaha State Park, fishing in Lake Guntersville, and backpacking Alabama’s Pinhoti Trail.



Prior to joining ARA, Jack worked in-house with a solar company advising on issues of state policy and previously founded a technology company at Birmingham’s Innovation Depot. Jack graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South where he indulged his love of the outdoors caving and hiking along the Cumberland Plateau. He earned his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, serving as an associate editor on the Law Journal.