Jason worked as a research scientist with the Missouri Botanical Garden doing plant systematics and forest ecology before making a big career switch and learning to farm and manage farmland. He currently helps manage a Community Supported Agriculture business and farms on his family’s land with Sol Cycle Farm. For years he has been involved in restoration projects in the Willamette Valley in partnership with Marys River Watershed Council, Benton Soil and Water Conservation District, the Oregon Flora Project at Oregon State University, and Institute for Applied Ecology. He is also on the board of Post Carbon Institute and with them published The Future is Rural (2019) and is a cohost of the Crazy Town podcast. For several years he has been on the Economic Development Advisory Board for Corvallis and Benton County. Jason enjoys outdoor photography, learning to cook what he grows, taking walks with his family, playing tennis, and propagating native plants to incorporate in his home landscaping.