Jared completed his undergraduate studies at UNC Wilmington in Biology with a concentration in Marine Science. After traveling the country pursuing a career in Marine Science he decided to return home to Buffalo, NY to begin studies in Exercise Science. In 2013 he decided to integrate his passions as a waterman, weightlifter, and personal trainer to create City Of Light Fitness – the platform to launch his vision.

As a Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Science, a Level 1 Sport Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting, and a Certified Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Instructor with PaddleFit Jared has helped clients pursue their weight loss goals, athletes of all abilities take their performance to the next level, introduce the joy of Stand Up Paddleboarding to Buffalo’s waterfront, and organize the Buffalo Paddle Festival – Buffalo’s first Stand Up Paddleboard, Kayak, and Canoe race event!