Jason brings over 25 years of experience as a journeyman lineman and supervisor, having worked in various states and diverse environments across the country. His background in the field is extensive and varied.
Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, Jason joined the IBEW as an Operator/URD Installer while serving in the United States Marine Reserves. He steadily climbed the ranks, progressing from Groundman to Apprentice, Journeyman Lineman, Lineman in Charge, and ultimately to Foreman. Over the past 25 years, he has contributed to the electrical industry in construction, municipalities, cooperatives, and investor-owned sectors.
In addition to his hands-on experience, Jason has actively participated in the union, serving as an assistant vice union steward in labor and contract negotiations meetings. His involvement extends to committee work, where he has played a role in hiring apprentices, ensuring safety, problem-solving, and organizing the setup of work trucks and tools. Jason has also shared his knowledge as an instructor at linemen schools and attended numerous advanced line training courses nationwide. This diverse exposure has equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the trade and valuable insights into what makes good utilities and good linemen.
In December 2023, Jason founded JS Lineman Consulting, LLC, a company dedicated to assisting utility companies in retaining and training high-quality linemen.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Jason and his wife, Shannon, share a love for riding horses, engaging in pheasant hunting with their dogs, and traveling. Together, they are starting Black Dog Mission, an organization that utilizes horses and dogs to support Veterans, First Responders, and anyone facing life challenges.