Jack grew up in St. Matthews and attended Our Lady of Lourdes grade school, Trinity High School, and St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
He is married to Gail and they have four children, Erick, Paul, Amelia, and Ben, all grown and married, and there are six grandchildren. They live near the Louisville Zoo and are members of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.
Jack's family has been in the funeral business for 150 years in Louisville but Jack chose a different path and had a career in television working at WAVE-TV for 13 years and Fox 41 as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for over 20 years.
He currently has his own business, The Ratterman Group, that specializes in media production and placement. In his spare time, Jack is an avid golfer.
He is President of Louisville Right to Life and also chairman of the Walk for Life and co-chairman of the Golf Outing. He is President of Holy Family Radio and past president of the Advertising Club of Louisville and the Catholic Orphans Society. He has served as a director on the boards of Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana, the Kentucky Derby Festival, Audubon Country Club and Catholics in Action.