Jason has helped over 200 students learn the basics of skateboarding in an environment where it is safe to fail and safe to grow. So-Cal native, Jason is dedicated to creating authentic, inclusive, and equitable educational experiences that promote personal and physical development. Jason received his Doctor of Education from Cal State Northridge. His researched focused on issues of diversity and inclusion. Having received his B.S. in Recreation and Tourism Management from CSUN, Jason balances the necessary risk-management with the importance of creating environments with optimal levels of freedom so that participants may experience intrinsic perspective and growth. From his professional work in higher education, Jason shares his knowledge of management, leadership, program development and assessment, staff training, research, marketing, and budget analysis. A self-described family man, Jason loves the outdoors, surfing, playing music, geeking out on fantasy novels, skateboarding and supporting others in their pursuit of happiness.