Jason was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated Nicholls State University with a BS in Engineering Technology. He played varsity sports, was on the radio and involved in the performing arts. After a career in radio and television, he attended law school in New Orleans. He opened a private practice focusing on corporate, collection and consumer rights. He became a partner in the firm of Naccari, Deas and Pugh in 1992. His personal clients at the time included Benson Automotive World (owned by a well known local family), and most of the major hospitals and clinics in the metropolitan New Orleans area. He has taught in the areas of health care privacy law, collection, contracting and risk management. He received knighthoods from both the Roman Catholic church and the Imperial Family of Vietnam for world-wide charity work. He is active in his church, its music ministry and in work for the poor. He holds belts in three martial arts. He is a baritone soloist, a professional actor, a former coach of youth football for at risk boys and soccer, and during tax seasons doubles as a Lead Tax Advisor to the tax experts at Intuit TurboTax.