- Took first flying lesson at age12 and became an airline captain flight instructor at 23.
- Appeared on several commercials and television programs under the alias Jake Landrum. First TV appearance was on Walker, Texas Ranger.
- While on The Bachelorette was known for not being afraid to show his sensitive side and believed women should be wary of men who never cry in front of them.
- Worked as a pilot for Atlantic Southeast Airlines.
- Sallie Pavelka — Mother
- Jason Pavelka — Brother
- Madison Pavelka — Niece
- Matthew Pavelka — Brother
- James Pavelka — Father
- John Walter Mack — Grandfather
- Vienna Girardi — Ex-fiancée
- Joyce Mack — Grandmother
- Attended University of North Texas, Denton, TX ; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL