Jason wandered out the door as a small child many times and was often gone for hours exploring the giant storm drains that flowed into the river around his house. He also loved disappearing in grocery stores and shopping malls as a child and hiding in a doghouse for hours while his mother frantically looked for him.
This wanderlust never left him as he lived in China for a few years during college and London for a while after that before returning to work in Philadelphia and New York. His travels have left no spare pages in his passport.
Now Jason has a home in Minnesota with two kids, a cat, a dog, field mice (squatters), and his wife. He also has a home at Café Imports.
An avid home brewer, Jason is working on making the perfect hard cider and trying to find a place for his other brewing activities.
When work and kids allow it, he's an avid mountain biker, hiker, camper, snowboarder, windsurfer, paddleboarder, and diver. He tries to attach any or all of these activities to coffee trips and does not claim to be good at any of them.
At Café Imports he is CGO (Chief Green Officer) both buying coffee and overseeing Café Imports sourcing team. He is the Past Chair of the SCAA Sustainability Council and current Vice Chair of ACE (Alliance for Coffee Excellence), the non-profit that runs the Cup of Excellence.
Most importantly, he’s a Capricorn and a Goat in the Chinese zodiac.