Jason holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Applied Meteorology from Plymouth State University. While a student at Plymouth State, Jason worked at the university’s IT help desk. Following his studies, he worked as a weather forecaster at a private weather company. From 2015 to 2022, Jason served as the Atmospheric Sciences Data Systems Administrator at Lyndon, overseeing Atmospheric Sciences’ computers and servers. More recently, he’s taken on the role of Learning Spaces Technology Specialist at Vermont State University.
Jason is passionate about taking meaningful steps towards mitigating the effects of climate change, and encouraging others to do so as well. He has participated in the Climate Consensus group on the Lyndon campus and has attended rallies in Burlington, Montpelier, and Washington, D.C. He has given talks on climate change to a local Rotary Club and church congregations. Jason played a role in the Fossil Free VSC group, collaborating with Castleton Associate Professor Brendan Lalor. Together, they worked with the Vermont State Colleges Facility and Finance Committee and the VSCS Board of Trustees to shift a portion of the VSCS endowment funds to fossil-free investments [re: https://www.vsc.edu/vermont-state-colleges-system-shifts-portion-endowment-funds-fossil-free-investments/] The Board also agreed to provide low- and no-carbon retirement investment options for all VSCS employees.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys singing in the North Country Chorus, directing the Lyndonville Military Band in the summer months, playing the violin in the Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra, as well as being a choir member at the First Congregational Church of Lyndonville. Jason is also an amateur astronomer, so you may find him at the Northern Skies Observatory in Peacham!