Preston Jacobsen

Finance and Operations Manager


Preston comes to SAWS after working in the sustainability field for 10 years, with a focus on operations and finances in the university and college setting. Born in the Gulf South and spending most of his time outdoors, it was a natural fit for Preston to find himself at Western Carolina University where he attended college, obtaining a bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences. There he met his wife and both of them moved to Knoxville, TN before returning to the mountains in early 2020.

Preston has a distinct interest in the marriage of economics and the environment and looks forward to ensuring the financial and environmental sustainability of SAWS for years to come.

In his free time, Preston owns and operates a local weather company (Local Yokel Weather), makes snow for a small number of clients during the winter months and thoroughly enjoys spending time with his small family and friends.


Office: Asheville

Preston Jacobsen