Youth Programs Instructor
Roots & Wings, Monthly Programs
Jason began his connection to nature skills with his father, Mike. At a very young age he was taught to camp, fish, build fires, and most importantly, to respect all facets of the natural world. Well into his late teens he was an active member of the Scouts BSA program, where he earned the rank of Eagle Scout at 15 years old. Jason brings 20 years of mentoring experience in the field of music, and has very much enjoyed melding those techniques with the art of mentoring children towards what he calls the “Music of Nature”. Jason believes in the positive influence that playful nurturing in wilderness education can provide both the child and their immediate/extended family. He believes that the skills one learns in these programs translate into any life experience one may encounter. Outside of being a Nature Mentor, Jason is a drummer, singer, piano player, and songwriter. He spends time watching and listening to birds, writing stories, connecting with family, and thinking of ways to bring out the best in all people whom he encounters.