Jason is a Licensed Home Improvement Contractor, Finish Carpenter, Personal Trainer, Writer, Actor, TV Personality and Fitness Model.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Jason is an outdoorsman and sportsman. Growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with his two brothers, Jason learned at a young age the true value of a hard day’s labor. Every fall Jason and his brothers would go into the woods with a chain saw and an axe and cut down trees for wood (about 10 cords) that would be used to heat their small house for the long winters in the Upper Peninsula. Growing up in this environment is what taught Jason to truly appreciate the beauty and versatility of wood. At age 13, Jason and his family moved to Dodge City, Kansas where he started and operated his own summer business, JC’s Window Washing Service, to help the family make ends meet. His business was so successful that when the family decided to move back to the upper peninsula of Michigan only 18 months later, Jason sold the business to a friend for a profit! Jason has an outstanding work ethic and approaches everything he does in life with 100% determination and passion.
Jason attended Northern Michigan University, where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Jason has also received numerous certifications as a Personal Trainer, Specializing in Strength and Conditioning. For the past 16 years he has dedicated himself to a healthy, physically fit lifestyle. Jason’s will power and commitment transformed his body into an elite level all- natural body builder. In his early 20’s Jason competed in three NPC All Natural Bodybuilding Competitions and placed in the top 3 in each competition. Jason has trained and motivated everyone from beginners to collegiate level athletes. He thrives on helping those he trains reach their full physical potential.
Jason has worked in all facets of home construction. In high school, Jason found a passion for Architecture and Wood Shop, in which he excelled. In his last two years of High School, Jason worked as a Carpenters Assistant. It was during this time that he realized his true passion for Finish Carpentry. In addition to his Personal Training Business, Jason worked his way through college as a Framer and all around construction worker. After college, Jason took a job as a Manager in a local flooring store. In addition to his managerial duties, Jason was in charge of all home and business estimates and when his installers were too busy to take on a job, Jason would do it himself.
Jason moved to New York City in 1999 to pursue an acting career. Jason met his wife Maryanne and together they purchased and completely renovated a condominium in a building that was built in 1901. While living in New Jersey, Jason obtained his Home Improvement Contractors License, which he used along with his finish carpentry skills to help make ends meet.
Jason has worked as a Fitness Model and Spokesman for Men’s Health Magazine and he has appeared on the pages of Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Maxim, and GQ and was on the cover of Muscle Media. Jason has also enjoyed small screen success appearing on, Sex and the City, Guiding Light and All my Children, as well as appearing in a national Zip Lock commercial. For three years, Jason was one of the carpenters on TLC’s “While You Were Out”. Jason is currently enjoying his role as Host of DIY Networks “Desperate Landscapes” & “Man Caves“. Jason feels that DIY Network is the perfect home for him because they care as much for home improvement and empowering people as he does. When he’s not on location for DIY, Jason can be found touring the country as the Men’s Fitness Representative & Fitness Expert.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys reading, working out at the gym, mountain biking, hiking, playing volleyball and softball, and of course, doing carpentry projects for his and his wife’s new condo.