Catwalk for a Cause
Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley
I am honored to have been selected as one of the 20 models for the 2020 Kendall Catwalk for a Cause event, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley (BGCEV).
I am determined to win the
TOP MODEL AWARD, but
I NEED YOUR HELP!
Please consider donating towards my pledge by clicking the donate button.
Every dollar counts!
Get To Know Jason And Why He Said Yes To Being A Model
How did you get roped into doing this, and what was your first thought when asked?
Valerie Sharr asked and unknown to her at the time as a Boys & Girls Club alumni, I was excited to help and didn't hesitate to say yes!
What made you say yes?
Memories, stories & friendships I am lucky to have from my Boys & Girls Club have been life long...inspiring today's youth to grow those stories is humbling honor.
What is your official job title?
How would you describe your job to your mother?
I get to go to work everyday and inspire expert hospitality professionals to provide the best service possible while welcoming locals, students, and travelers from around the world into our space.
All families are unique, tell us about yours...
My husband and best friend of10 years, have had the opportunity to live in many cities, travel to many more and the honor to work with some great organizations along the way. We have found an amazing home here in Eugene, we enjoy theater, symphony and Duck games at UO. We can also occasionally be found downtown playing Pokémon Go!!
Tell us about your personal passions, talents, and/or hobbies.
I have become a fitness junky this year and can be found early mornings spinning at StarCycle, working out at the new F45 Coburg Training, or having Coach Cameron kick my behind. I have ridden and shown American Saddlebred horses since I was 11 years old and spent my college days studying Equestrian Science. As an Eagle Scout, I still enjoy all the outdoor opportunities in our area. I grew up on the food & beverage side of the hospitality world and while not a Chef, I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new flavors.
What is something that people might be surprised to know about you?
I am a two time Boys & Girls Club, Youth of the Year recipient and had my first jobs in the Boys & Girls Club I grew up in.
Who inspired you when you were growing up?
Choosing one person is difficult, but Cathy Cartwright has been my horseback riding instructor, friend and life coach since I was 11. She not only taught me discipline in sports, she inspired my love of animals and introduced me to a world of competition through friendship and shared desires..
If you could go back and talk to your 12-year-old self, what would you say?
I would tell my 12 year old self to focus more in school. Get out of your comfort zone, try new things, be comfortable with yourself and don't be afraid to be who you know you are...it does get better..