Jason specializes in dealing with people and the human element.
Upon completion of his undergraduate degree in 2000, Jason served with distinction as an officer in the United States Army, within the US and abroad, in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Upon his return to civilian life in 2008, Jason co-founded an award winning creative agency, servicing clients in the automotive, consumer goods, fashion, non-profit, tech, and wireless industries.
Jason’s introduction to the cannabis industry occurred in 2009 when he was engaged to provide security and government relations consulting for a cannabis-focused medical management company and, separately, a dispensary operator in Orange County, CA. Although initially skeptical about the therapeutic properties of cannabis, Jason quickly witnessed the immense relief cannabis provides for a variety of ailments, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a topic close to his heart. These early projects have led Jason to pursue a colorful career that has placed him in leadership positions in some the largest organizations in the cannabis industry, working in and on tech, packaging, processing, government relations, product development, and retail.
Jason received his BA in Political Science from Chapman University in Orange, CA and an MA in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He currently resides in the greater Sacramento area with his wife Sharon and their four children.