Jason has been heavily involved in woodturning for over a decade, being primarily self-taught in his modest two-car garage in his spare time. He spent several years in leadership positions with the Arizona Woodturners Association in Phoenix (Vice President 2009-2011, President 2012-2014, Vice President 1st half of 2015) and volunteered as the Local Liason, the primary point of contact at the local level, for the 2014 AAW Symposium in Phoenix. His work strives to feature and highlight the natural character of the wood, including natural defects and flaws. Wood often has such a beautiful contrast between the dark heartwood and the lighter sapwood, and he often orients the wood so that the work features this contrast. He focuses on using primarily local wood for his work.