He attended high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary and attended Delta College where he earned an Associate degree in Applied Science. He then attended Northwood University in Midland, MI where he earned his Bachelor degree in business administration, majoring in Management. Jason began his college career majoring in Chemistry, where he worked at the former Dow Corning Auburn Site as a technical co-operative student in the advanced electronic materials development lab.
He then transitioned into business where he worked as a co-operative student at the former Dow Chemical Company working in one of the chemical plants. He joined Nexteer Automotive in 2003 and has continued to lead improvements across the site while advancing his career.