Jason is the field operations coordinator for the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.  His work focuses on supporting research and resources protection projects done in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.  He currently is working on diving operations to survey the  deep reef areas of the Monument using closed circuit rebreathers and mixed gasses.

Jason previously worked for the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources as an aquatic biologist focusing on aquatic invasive species, hull fouling, and ballast water.  He enjoys fishing, diving and camping with his two boys and is passionate about protecting our ocean resources for the next generation.