Jared has been an instructor for NOLS Wilderness Medicine since September 1999. He has been involved professionally in EMS since 2001, and currently works as a paramedic in the Monterey Bay area in central California and also as a Flight Paramedic for the East Bay Regional Parks Police Dept. in Hayward, CA. In his off time, he enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, surfing, and snowboarding. Jared continues to work for NOLS Wilderness Medicine because "Teaching for [NOLS Wilderness Medicine] has allowed me to integrate my love of emergency medicine, with the outdoor pursuits that I enjoy."