Growing up in Washington State, Jason developed a love of being outside at an early age. Hiking, biking, climbing, drawing and exploring in the outdoors have always been important parts of his life. In high school, Jason was invited to help out with 6th grade Outdoor School where he also found a love of teaching. He completed a degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Education at WWU with a hope to work as an Interpretive Naturalist to inspire young people to appreciate and take responsibility for the ecological health of our planet.
Jason also went to Bastyr University and completed an MA in Applied Behavioral Science then worked for several years as a youth and family psychotherapist before deciding to go back to WWU for an MIT in Secondary Science where his area of research focused on developing curricula that allow students to choose their own adventures while working toward standardized learning objectives. Jason is excited to apply that research at Explorations Academy by working with students and faculty to develop experiences and projects driven by students’ interests in the phenomena associated with biology, physics, chemistry and psychology.