Jason left high school to enlist in the military at age 17. During his time in the US Coast Guard, Jason served aboard Cutter Gallatin (WHEC-721) and worked with HITRON 10, where he earned a meritorious team commendation as well as several other distinctions. Following his enlistment, Jason enrolled in classes at Harvard University's Extension School. Fascinated with archaeology and classic literature, he applied to and was accepted into the Extension School's bachelor program. After 4 long years, in May 2010 Jason graduated from Harvard with a bachelor's degree in anthropology. Jason is active in many philanthropic organizations. Jason enjoys guitar, aikido, The Police and the outdoors.