Jared Ekola considers himself an outdoor enthusiast with an interest in the food industry, supplements, and health. In high school Jared took an interested in math and science. His hobbies included playing the saxophone in the school band, bouldering, hiking, capoeira, snowboarding, yoga, and tennis. After graduating from high school Jared studied for a career at community college. It was not easy. He had to balance his studies with part-time work.