Jared was born and raised in New England, but came to Santa Fe for college (St. John's, but don't hold it against him), and he's been here pretty much ever since! He loves the weather, the food, the landscape, and the people of New Mexico, and he has been working at Smith Vet Hospital ever since graduating from college in 2008. 

In his free time, Jared enjoys running (plus other forms of exercise), cooking, reading, and spending time with his pets Hyside, Wombat and Chibi (the first two are dogs, the third qualifies as a cat but only taxonomically).  Jared also enjoys every minute with his wife Amanda. At work, Jared likes talking with clients, solving problems, and covering himself with kittens.