You can't help but feel the enthusiasm for his work. He loves the great outdoors. And he loves that he has a job with an opportunity to protect wildlife and enhance the environment. He is the wildlife, fisheries and threatened and endangered species program lead for the Hollister Field Office.
Jason worked nine seasons as a temporary wildlife technician at Sequoia, Sierra, Six Rivers, Tahoe and Willamette National Forests -- two of those seasons researching songbirds and forest carnivores. He worked two years for the Fish and Wildlife Service implementing the Northwest Forest Plan and two years as a wildlife biologist for BLM Spokane District in Washington before coming to Hollister.
He got his start working with wildlife on his Eagle Scout project, constructing a spring enhancement for wildlife on the Sequoia National Forest. He was introduced to their biologist who later hired him to "hoot" for spotted owls.
Jason received a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies from Humboldt State University in 1995. He went on to get his master's degree in 2001.
Jason lives in San Juan Bautista.