When Jason was a young boy he frequently wandered out of his home in Atlanta and into the Appalachian mountains. On his frequent nature walks he began to appreciate the natural rhythm of the world around him, the subtle humming of crickets, the crunching of leaves, and the wind wrestling with the limbs of trees. Jason fashioned himself a favorite walking stick which he would tap to along to nature’s greatest hits. Jason’s early influences were mostly nature sounds cds, followed by an evolution into harder stuff like Yanni and Mannheim Steamroller. One fateful day Jason was confronted by an aggressive and grumpy Grizzly Bear. Facing certain death Jason fought back, using the horn of nearby elk to stab the Grizzly Bear in the heart (the elk survived). With a new found confidence and appreciation for life, Jason left home for schooling at Northwestern University and gained an appreciation for heavier rock and roll drumming. Jason’s favorite song is Led Zeppelin’s “Moby Dick” because the drum solo offers a cute warm-up. He remains violently animalistic and spiritual and can be seen as man possessed when banging his drums. Also he’s reliable and has a great smile.