Raised in the Rocky Mountain state of Utah, Jared began his work in film at an early age. By 22 he had already worked in several studios and directed/ edited the TV series "Wasatch FM" that aired twice a week on ABC and The CW. His most notable awards are as follows: Best Overall Film (Little Hollywood Shootout), Best Cinematography and Best Short Film (Salt Lake Comic Con Film Festival) for his Zombie Western, "Black Blood" (2014). Best Horror Short (Salty Horror International Film Festival) for his monster movie, "Creatura" (2014). Best Visual Effects (Star Wars Fan Film Awards) for his fan film, "Knights of the Old Republic: Broken Souls" (2015).