Born and raised in Smithers BC, Axel Whalen has always been guided by his passion for the environment. Following his studies in mechanical engineering, Axel gained experience working as both a tree planting foreman and a railway engineer before discovering the tiny house movement. Axel fell in love with the combination of architecture, design, and sustainability, and in 2015 began building a tiny house of his own. In response to the difficulty he had sourcing premium supplies and appliances, Axel founded Tiny Life Supply in 2016.
Jake was bit by the travel bug at a young age when his family pulled him out of school for a year to travel the world. In addition to inspiring continued travel, this trip gave Jake perspective on how small the world really is, and on the different ways that people choose to live. After building a strong foundation in business development, management, web design and HR, Jake was looking for an opportunity to utilize his unique skill set to contribute to positive change. After numerous brainstorming sessions with childhood friend Axel Whalen, Jake joined Tiny Life Supply in 2016.