In his five years at Back Cove Yachts, Jason has developed an intricate understanding of how our boats function. He’s had to, as he does all the wiring into the control panel, which he relates to the nervous system of the boat. In his words, “If my part isn’t done right the whole thing falls apart.” This kind of attention to detail not only lets Jason excel at his job, but as the father of three girls. In celebration of five years of excellence, we set out to learn a bit more about him.
What super power would you like to have?
To know when someone is telling a lie. Not to always know the truth, necessarily, but just to know when someone isn’t telling it.
Where would you go in a time machine?
Into the future about 30 years to see how far my kids have come. I have three girls, and right now they are 13, 10, and 6 – I can’t wait to see the awesome things they will do.
What’s your favorite dessert?
Where did you grow up?
All over the Maine coast, really. We moved a lot for my parent’s jobs when I was a kid, so I spent a lot of years as the ‘new kid’ in school.
What’s the most difficult decision you’ve made in the last two years?
Letting go of someone I love so that they could be happy.
Tell us about something that was difficult, but made you a better person?
Learning to trust people, despite their faults.
Are you a dog person or a cat person?
A dog person. We have two, one is a young German Shepherd/Husky mix and she has a ton of energy, too much energy if I’m honest. Our other dog is a seven year old Terrier / Boxer mix and she’s pretty chilled out.
Name one thing that makes you smile, no matter what:
Tell me about an embarrassing moment:
When I learned my kids are far more technologically advanced than I am.
What’s the most important thing you learned in school?
You’ll forget most of what they say is important.
If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?
What are you most proud of?
Again, my three girls. They are my life.
What’s your favorite color and why?
Green. I’ve always loved being outside and green is the color of nature and life.
What movie, no matter how many times you’ve seen it, do you have to watch every time i’ts on?
John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’
You have to sell everything you own and can only keep one thing – what do you keep?
My phone, unfortunately it has everything on it.
How honest are you?
As honest as I possibly can be. I’m brutal, I just can’t walk around wearing a mask. Unfortunately people don’t always want to hear the straight truth.
When you’re 80 what stories will you tell your grandchildren?
Nothing from my 40’s or younger, that’s for sure.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?
New Zealand. My grandfather fought in WWII and he contracted malaria, so they sent him to New Zealand to recover. I’d love to go back and find the kids and grand-kids of the people he stayed with and learn more about them.