Jack graduated from Stanford University in 1995 with Honors in Human Biology. He went on to earn a Masters Degree in Philosophy from California State University, Long Beach graduating Summa Cum Laude. Following a six-year stint teaching philosophy and ethics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California he has settled at Menlo School in Atherton where he teaches philosophy and coaches water polo.
Jack's debut novel, The Dream Weaver achieved great success, making the San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller list in March 2006. Jack has also published another book, a college philosophy textbook titled A Journey Through the Landscape of Philosophy.