Three Minutes with Jacob Neighbors

Jacob Neighbors, a lifelong Hermiston resident, enjoys boating and spending time with his kids.

Jacob Neighbors

Managing partner, Simmons Insurance

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I was born here.

What is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Walker’s Farm Kitchen.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to boat, hunt, fish and hang out with my kids.

What surprises you about Hermiston?

I’m surprised at the amount of industry coming in lately. That our community is seemingly leading Eastern Oregon in industrial growth.

What was the last book you read?

“Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” by Peter Scazzero

What app or website do you use most often other than Facebook or Google?

Yelp.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Phuket, Thailand

What is the funniest thing that’s happened to you?

I was attacked by a Bengal tiger in Montana, while doing an insurance inspection at a camp. A neighbor at the camp had adopted two tigers. I walked up to the house, and got roared and jumped at by the tiger behind a sliding glass door.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

Take my family to Nashville.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Probably my kids and my family.

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