After a brief stint as a professional rock climber Jason founded Luminary Publishing and Chronogram magazine in 1993 . The company subsequently launched Upstate House magazine, Healthy Living, Upstater, and Explore the Hudson Valley, all regional titles, with corresponding web-sites. In addition Luminary Publishing operates as Luminary Media, a full service marketing, design, and advertising agency. Jason is the author of Learning to Be Human, a book of reflections on inner work and meditation. He travels internationally teaching meditation, inner work, and sacred dance. Jason lives in New Paltz, NY, with his wife and cofounder, Amara, and two sons.