Jason was born and raised in the Town of Wynyard. He graduated from the Wynyard Composite High School in 1982 and from the University of Saskatchewan (Public Administration) in 1989. He has also completed the first four levels of the Certified General Accountant program.
As with many people from Wynyard, he worked at the local poultry processing plant on and off during high school and beyond. He began his office career in November 1997 when he became the accountant at Lakeside Processors Ltd., a special crops processing and shipping facility. It was during this employment that he took an interest in municipal governance. He was elected as Councillor for the Town of Wynyard during the 2003 municipal election.
In the spring of 2004, Wynyard’s long-serving Administrator retired. With the opportunity in small town Saskatchewan being what it is, he decided to end his foray into municipal governance after a whopping six months, resigned from Council, and applied for the Wynyard position. He began his Administrator career on July 5, 2004. He worked under a “Conditional” certificate until October 2005 when he was issued a “Standard” certificate. He received my “Advanced – Level I” certificate in February 2012. In 2012 Council also bestowed upon him the designation of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).
Along with all the extra duties that come with most CAO positions, he is also active with the Wynyard Kinsmen, sits on the board of the Wynyard Community Clinic, and as Secretary-Treasurer of the Wynyard & District Fire Association. He plays plenty of golf in the summer and plays recreational hockey in the winter. He was elected as Director of Division 3 in 2007. He became Vice President at the 2012 UMAAS Convention and President from June 2016 to June 2022.