Jason grew up in the communities of Nain and Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, just twenty yards from the Atlantic Ocean. He spent his childhood extensively travelling the Labrador coast with his father—hunting, fishing, and assisting on tours and boat charters.
Now, living just 100 yards from Lake Ontario in Port Credit, Jason is a professional Expedition Leader, guide, bear monitor, and cross-cultural communication consultant. He believes in the power of travel as a transformative, educational experience. During the Arctic winter months, he assists in the planning of quality Arctic and sub-Arctic expeditions as a member of the Operations team. Jason sits on the board for Travel Nunavut and the Indigenous Advisory Circle for the Peel Region School Board. He is also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) and of the Explorer’s Club. He is the 2020 recipient of the RCGS Martin Bergmann Medal for Excellence in arctic leadership and research.