Jason received his MFA in Lighting Design and Technology from Purdue University. He is currently a freelance lighting designer, programmer and technician based out of central Florida.

Jason has been designing theatrical lights professionally for over 15 years. His Central Florida credits include the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival (Now the Orlando Shakespeare Theater), Theatre Winter Haven, Theatre Downtown, and Theatre UCF (Now UCF Conservatory Theatre). His other design credits span the country including Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis, IN, Emporia Summer Theatre, Emporia, KS, Summer Stages Repertory Theatre, Georgetown, TX and Purdue University.

As a production planner and lighting designer for Walt Disney Entertainment at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Jason was responsible for planning and implementing the technical aspects of entertainment offerings from lighting to sound, staging and graphics for numerous special events including multiple Super Soap Weekends, ESPN the Weekends, and Tom Joyner Family Reunions as well as major conventions for Outback Steakhouse, One Mighty Party, Kawasaki, Grainger, and Pampered Chef among many, many others.

Jason's teaching experience includes Course Director of Show Light Engineering in the Show Production and Touring Division of Full Sail University where he taught moving light technology, troubleshooting, programming, design & CAD as well as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida where he taught Script Analysis.

Jason originally hails from South Dakota where he attended South Dakota State University, receiving degrees in both theatre and music education.