Jason has lived in the Mountain West for over 20 years and for the last 15 years he’s worked as a Professional Ski Patroller and Avalanche Forecaster at Grand Targhee Resort. As the K9 Supervisor Jason has been responsible for the development of Targhee’s K9 unit, including an annual workshop instructing dog teams from around the Greater Yellowstone Region. Volunteering with search and rescue in the Teton’s has helped to strengthen Jason’s resolve for community based rescue and teaching skills needed to be safe in the mountains.

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