Jared is the Vice-President of American KDS. He was born in Massachusetts and has lived in New Hampshire, Florida, Utah, Texas and New Mexico. He has a bachelor's degree in Math and Physics from Brigham Young University, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Baylor University. Jared began practicing with AKDS at the BYU club in 2005 and was awarded the rank of 1st Dan in March of 2009. He is the instructor for the community club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jared was awarded his 2nd Dan in October of 2014 and holds the distinction of being the first ever to receive that rank from the American KDS.