Jayson joins Western Values Project having previously worked on Montana policy over the past decade. He served as Governor Brian Schweitzer’s Policy and Communications Advisor, Minority Chief of Staff in the Montana Legislature and Communications Director at the Montana Department of Agriculture. He’s also worked in the outdoor industry as an Assistant Manager at Great Divide Ski Area where he still volunteers on their ski patrol.
As an avid public land user himself, Western Values Project was a natural fit to continue advocating for responsible energy development on public lands and keeping public lands in public hands.
He graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman before moving to Montana’s capital city, Helena where he currently resides. Depending on the season, you will find Jayson on the ski slopes, pedaling his bike on Montana’s world-class trails, floating and fly fishing around the intermountain west, or hunting elk and deer on public lands.