Jason was born & raised in Philadelphia. Attended the University of Miami and obtained a Bachelor’s in Environmental Toxicology, a Master’s in Civil Engineering, and an MBA. Worked ~six years as a consulting engineer on large infrastructure improvement programs in Miami-Dade County. While working on these programs shifted from engineering to program controls, budgeting, and cost estimating. Served for 16+ years after being brought in-house by the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and “switched sides” from Engineering to Finance; holding positions of Controller and finally Financial Controls & Budget Manager. He also worked as Assistant Town Manager / CFO. for the Town of Surfside, FL from 2019 to 2022. Earned Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certifications.