Jared grew up in western New York state, in a typical American middle-class family. They didn't have much so vacations were usually outdoor oriented, lots of camping and hiking trips which had an invaluable influence on his personality. In high school and college he studied biology and environmental conservation and as soon as he finished school moved to the mountains in New Mexico and Colorado to pursue his passions of snowboarding, mountain biking, live music and photography, and has been there since. Jared's photography work can be viewed at taosimagery.com, 500px and on Instagram. Timelapse and video work is posted at Vimeo.