Jacob Powers is a Contributing Writer with Keep Home by Framework Homeownership. Jacob was raised by a carpenter in a Victorian home built in the 1880s. As a result of his upbringing, he received a background in building and home maintenance, along with a fondness for slate roofs and steam radiators. He’s worked on and off as a carpenter since he was a teenager. Along the way, Jacob earned degrees in writing from Amherst College and the University of Oregon. In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction, fly fishing, and spending time with his family.