Jason brings extensive business, industry and volunteer experience to his role with NADC. After earning an MBA, he taught business at Keyano College for 10 years, teaching courses in marketing and human resources. A highlight was working with the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association that facilitated an Aboriginal Incubator study to encourage success in Aboriginal business. He was a contracts manager with industry and is currently Director, Strategic Advisory Services with Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN). Jason is a member of the Wood Buffalo Housing and Development Corporation and a former member of the Wood Buffalo Real Estate and Zoning Development Appeals Board. He is also a past member on the Board of Directors for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Child and Family Services and sat on the Athabasca Oil Sands Area Transportation Coordinating Committee, which is comprised of industry, provincial and municipal government and advocates for transportation initiatives within the region. Jason has lived in the North for 11 years, following a seven year stay in Japan. He loves the diversity of the people in the north, with residents coming from all parts of Canada and around world. He understands that while resources may draw people to the North, a community is much more than its economy. Jason would like to see stronger linkages between industry, community and social infrastructure. Jason is married and has two children.