Jared graduated from Western State College in 2004 with degrees in both Psychology and Sociology. His emphasis in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice helped pave the way for a future in LE in the Gunnison valley. After graduating from the police academy, he was hired by the Town of Mt. Crested Butte. Jared has spent his career serving the people of Mt. CB and surrounding community as a patrol officer, firearms instructor, field training officer, and currently at the rank of Sergeant. He spends his off-duty time with family, exploring all things outdoors, and training Brazilian jiu-jitsu.