Jason grew up in Carnarvon and spent his youth diving, fishing and surfing all over WA, and in particular Ningaloo. He has worked on prawn trawlers from Fremantle to Cape York and spent several years pearling for Paspaley and Maxima Pearls. In 2000 he completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in marine biology and aquaculture, from James Cook University . After moving back to Broome he went into business and started Serendipity Herbs and later the 12 Mile Café. Jason joined EK in 2013 and is working with the state government and stakeholders on the planning and establishment of the Great Kimberley Marine Park. This work will ensure the Kimberley coast achieves a high level of protection.