Jason grew up in Port Hueneme and attended Hueneme Elementary, E.O. Green Jr High, & graduated from Hueneme High School in 1997. He grew up surfing and was a participant in the Jr Lifeguard Program locally before spending 19 seasons lifeguarding for the city. During theses 19 summers he held positions of Ocean Lifeguard, Jr Lifeguard Instructor, & Assistant Head Lifeguard. Academically he is a graduate of Ventura College where he received an A.S. in Paramedic Studies. He also attended and graduated from Pepperdine University with B.A. in Religion & B.A. in Psychology. He has been a licensed paramedic since 2008 and worked as a paramedic locally for 8 years prior to accepting current position with the city.