Jason has been a S.A.F.E. team member since 2019.
Event & Security Manager
Born in Ventura, California, Jason grew up in Hawaii then Maryland, afterwards settling most recently in Herndon, Virginia. Jason graduated high school from Hammond High School in Columbia, Maryland.
Jason began his career in security working bars and nightclubs in Downtown Baltimore in 2005 while attending college. His first foray into Event Security was in 2006 with Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor 19,000 capacity amphitheater and concert venue in Columbia, Maryland. In the off-season, Jason began working part-time at the legendary 9:30 Club in Washington, DC as Door Staff.
After a change in direction working over four years in the financial sales industry for Primerica Financial Services, Jason returned to the Security industry in 2014, working again for the 9:30 club on a part-time basis as a Trainer of new staff at the venue. By 2016 Jason was promoted to Crew Chief and Trainer with the 9:30 club on a full-time basis. Nightly he led a staff of about 15 to perform their duties operating those venues, working directly with venue and touring management to oversee successful events.
In May of 2017, as a part of his involvement with the 9:30 club and associated venues, Jason was asked to consult on security planning and operations for the to-be completed, 6,000 capacity, indoor concert venue The Anthem on The Wharf in Southwest DC. The scope of which included security staff deployments, credentialing, patron ingress and egress, vetting, line management, and emergency evacuation procedures amongst many other aspects. Jason assisted in hiring and training new security staff to run the venue for when it opened on October 12th 2017. He was soon after officially appointed Director of Security for The Anthem to oversee all security related staffing and event operations. Jason enjoyed working with venue management and visiting tours to come up with creative solutions to the various challenges that invariably arose on day of show, as well as fostering a fun environment for security staff to work.
Jason’s career with S.A.F.E. Management began with a desire to grow in the security management industry and learn from the best in the business. In July of 2019, he left The Anthem and accepted the position of Event and Security Manager in the Arizona office at State Farm Stadium. Jason oversees the 24/7 security operation at State Farm Stadium and ISM Raceway as well as security guard shifts at Camelback Ranch Glendale, daily security practices, and overall event management. Jason is most excited to learn from the great leaders within S.A.F.E. and help grow the Arizona office and company as a whole!
Jason has spent many hours on top of his professional career to gain knowledge and mastery in the different aspects of the industry. He is a Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) and member of the National Center for Sports Spectator Safety and Security (NCS4). He was a contributing member of the NCS4 Best Practices Guide for 2019, a multi-day workshop in North Carolina. He also holds his Associated Protection Professional designation through ASIS International of which he is a member as well. Jason has completed a number of security workshops through DHS, FEMA, and TEEX in order to keep up with new standards, regulations, and best practices in the industry. Jason resides in the Phoenix area with his wife Brooks and their three kids Addison, Jack, and Finley.