Jay Lastrapes

Interactive Developer




A former petroleum engineer, Jay possesses the creativity to visualize the finished product and the technical problem-solving skills to build it.

After graduating from LSU and spending 5 years in the oil field, Jay traded in his hard-hat for a MacBook and took to learning everything about computer science that he could get his hands on. Thanks to self-training, freelance work, and many coffee shop commutes, Jay brought his unique talents to the Gatorworks team to work as an Interactive Developer. He specializes in building streamlined user-interface applications and coming up with creative solutions to novel ideas.  

Jay grew up in Jacksonville, FL before moving to his then-second home of Louisiana to attend LSU.  He is a Happy’s Running Club regular and an avid golfer. You can usually find him hitting the running trails, golf links, or frequenting music venues in his free time.