Jared is a life long entrepreneur and working father of four. He grew up in a rural area of Otsego township and after finishing high school, left the area living in places such as Georgia, Tennessee and the east side of Michigan and studying at numerous Universities. In 2010 he returned to the Grand Rapids area to finish his education graduating with a bachelors in education from Aquinas college in 2013. In 2015 he made the decision to sell his home in Grand Rapids and move back to Otsego to purchase and renovate one of the local bars. While working on that project, Jared also sat on the local chamber board donating his time to help other local businesses thrive.
Even at a young age, Jared shared his parents drive for hard work. By age 10 he was already earning money bailing hay on neighboring farms and by age 12 he was raising his own goats and chickens. Jared excelled both in and out of the classroom, working both harder and smarter, he has always possessed a unique talent to think outside of the box and solve problems in somewhat unconventional ways. The people who know him, know that he is full of ambition and is always working hard on something. Whether it's a business idea, a feature length film or running for a state house seat. Jared believes that opportunity and hard work are the keys to success and he will work hard to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed.
Welcome to the new 39th house district. The 39th is in the southwest corner of Michigan's lower peninsula and encompasses most of Van Buren County. I also includes the northeast corner of Berrien County as well as three and a half townships in southern Allegan Country. To view an interactive map go to https://www.michigan.gov/micrc/mapping-process/final-maps