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, or hiding in a dog house for hours while his mother frantically looked for him.
This wanderlust never left him: 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 Cafe Imports.
Jason was an avid homebrewer, but with really good beer everywhere these days, he is too lazy to break out the carboys—though he will occasionally get a few bushels of apples and make a really nice dry cider. When work and life allow it, Jason likes to go out in the wilderness—the farther the better. After completing a two-week solo trip in canoe and backpack in Canada searching for his limit away from civilzation, he found out he does not have one.
At Café Imports he is CEO and SVP for sourcing. He is the past chair of the SCAA Sustainability Council and a past chairman of the Board for 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.