- United States Military Academy, West Point, B.S. in International Relations
- Colorado State University, Masters in Business Administration
J. D. has a long history with SOAR and has watched the program grow into what it is today. Frequently joining his father on multiple programs since 1993, J. D. joined the SOAR team while in High School as a Wrangler for summer programs in WY and Sea-Doo activity specialist and Rescue Diver in FL. Participating in all of these adventures enabled J. D. to experience and fall in love with almost all of the outdoor activities SOAR has to offer.After receiving his bachelor’s degree from West Point, J. D. served in the U.S. Army for 8 years. After service, he began getting his MBA at Colorado State University while simultaneously acting as a consultant for SOAR. J. D. joined the SOAR Board of Directors Investments Committee soon after.Upon graduation from CSU, J. D. joined the SOAR Team as a full-time member at its NC Base where he started June 2021. J. D. and his beautiful wife Lucee have a 3-year-old son and are excited about this next great adventure!