Even before earning a Bachelor of Science in both Geography and Environmental Studies from Aquinas College, Jason had a love for everything wild. Having grown up on the west coast of Michigan with its extensive forests, sand dunes, glaciated landscapes, and waterways, he knew he would seek a future in maritime and wildlife.
In Mendocino, California, he studied coho salmon, which contributed to extending the protection of the redwood forest. From there he taught elementary and middle school students in the national parks and became the principal investigator of intertidal zones in the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. He then conducted research with Golden Gate Cetacean Research in the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, specifically on whales and sea lions.
When not working with Lindblad, you can find him staffing the biology labs of North Central Michigan College on the shores of Lake Michigan. Familiar with how both geology and biology shape landforms in the seascape, Jason is excited to enhance your understanding of the dynamic forces of nature at work during your expedition.