Jason grew up Houston, TX and went to college at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He earned All-American honors while serving as the captain of his football team at Trinity. Immediately after graduating, Jason was commissioned into the United States Marine Corps and currently serves as a Harrier pilot. Jason earned his Certificate as a Level 1 Instructor in 2012. As a coach, Jason firmly believes in solid technique as the foundation for everything. It can be the means to consistently setting personal bests, or the barrier to progression if not executed properly. Beyond the fundamentals, Jason feels that CrossFit methods can be beneficial in all aspects of life. It builds strength not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. Jason is married to Coach Abby Leshikar and they have two children, Vivian and Benjamin.