Born and raised in Winnsboro, S.C., Jason joined the Lebanon Volunteer Fire Department in the summer of 1996. After graduating college, he worked locally for about a year until he applied for and was hired at the S.C. Fire Academy in February, 2001. Jason held several positions there, with his last position being the Technical Rescue Program Coordinator. In June, 2005, Jason was promoted within the Agency to the position of State Mobilization Coordinator at the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Jason held that position until August 2011, when he was hired by the S.C. State Firefighters’ Association as Deputy Director.
Jason graduated from The Citadel in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is married to Karen, and they have three children, Emma Grace, Jase and Samuel. They live on their family farm in the Lebanon community of Fairfield County where Jason grew up.
Jason co-teaches the adult Sunday school class at his church and enjoys talking about leadership to anyone who will listen.