About Jason

Jason is a teacher, writersemi-retired ultrarunner, recreational pro MMA fighter, and running coach living in the San Diego area. Jason's goal in life is to seek out interesting adventures, learn about the world around us, and help others do the same. 

Jason is a serial hobbyist with a wide range of interests which has led to a series of weird adventures such as spending two years traveling the United States in an RV with his family, running a 54 mile race without shoes, publishing six books, and becoming the first person to finish a 100 mile foot race and win a professional mixed martial arts fight. 



  • MA, Grand Valley State University, Educational Technology
  • BS, Northern Michigan University, Psychology, History, and Physical Education
  • AA, North Central Michigan College, Business
Interesting Work Experience

  • Held part-time jobs at a bicycle shop, bakery, grocery store, fast food restaurant, on-campus college eatery, lumber yard, shipping company, and concession stand at a baseball stadium
  • California and Michigan certified High school social studies teacher
  • School security officer for adult and middle school
  • Former brand ambassador for Merrell and consultant for outdoor industry
  • Coached football, wrestling, baseball, running, weight training, and bowling

Hobbies, both past and present

  • MMA, boxing, muay Thai, and Brazilian jiu jitsu (currently a purple belt in bjj training out of San Diego Fight Club)
  • Trail/ Mountain/ Ultrarunning
  • Weight training, including Crossfit and Crossfit Endurance
  • Magic (the performance art, not the card game)
  • Hunting
  • Wiffle Ball
  • Web design
  • Computer building
  • Minimalist lifestyle
  • Woodworking
  • Painting and drawing
  • Green technology
  • Photography and videography
  • Social science research
  • Public speaking


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