Jason’s passion for diving goes hand in hand with a commitment to marine conservation, and his experience as a PADI certified Divemaster has inspired him to take a more active role in efforts to protect the world’s oceans and the boundless life they contain.
As he sees it, it’s impossible to experience the wonders of the undersea world first-hand without coming away with a profound feeling of reverence, and a sense of duty to preserve those wonders for future generations. By guiding others to experience the world below the surface, Jason hopes to instill that sense in others and promote the cause of marine conservation.
Jason helps the cause in more direct ways, too. He has volunteered his time and expertise at Texas State University’s protected marine area at Spring Lake, and recently, he’s become particularly involved in the efforts of Fins Attached, a Colorado-based nonprofit focused on shark research and conservation. After going on an expedition with Fins Attached, he felt an immediate sense of identification with its mission; he has since become a sponsor for the organization, taking part in fundraising activities and investing time and money into advancing the cause of marine preservation and education.