A native of Mooresville, NC Jared graduated from Mooresville Senior High in 1998. He attended Brigham Young University for two semesters before serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After the attacks of September 11th Jared enlisted in the United States Air Force and proudly served as a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Jared went on to earn his bachelor degree in political science from the College of Charleston. While in college he spent a summer working in the White House Executive Office of Intergovernmental Affairs under George W. Bush. This experience led Jared to complete his Masters Degree in Public Policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.