Licensed in VT, NH, NY, MA & ME
After High School in Oregon, Jasen attended Oregon State University, studying as an engineer. His lifelong dream was to be a pilot. He transferred to Arizona State University and enrolled in their Pilot School program. He met his wife Nicki while at ASU.
Jasen started in the industry as an installer for Brink’s Home Security in Portland, Oregon. He quickly advanced in the company, becoming Installer of the Quarter in his first six months on the job. He took to the work quickly and was made a lead technician and trainer in his first year.
Jasen moved to Vermont in 1997 and took a job in Burlington as an Install/Service Technician. While working in Burlington, he was introduced to fire alarm and communications systems and gained valuable experience while on the job.
In 1998, Jasen took a job with a Security and Communications company nearer his home in the Northeast Kingdom. While there, he gained valuable experience with communications systems, networking, and telephone-PBX systems installations and programming.
Jasen went to flight school in Florida to pursue his dream as a pilot in 1999. He was one of only two out of 300+ students from the school who were hired by Delta Airlines as a Pilot First Officer before he graduated from flight school. Beginning in 2000, Jasen did his airline training in Atlanta where he was based. He flew for Delta for about 6 months until September 11, 2001. At that time, the airline industry wasn’t offering any upward movement in his career path; so Jasen made a choice to move back to Vermont.
In 2001, Jasen started his own business. Vortech Security & Communications started out small but quickly grew and was successful for 13 years. Vortech did many projects with MEI over the years, and it worked out to be a great partnership.
In 2014 Jasen started his position with MEI as Division Manager of Data, Telecom, and Security.(DTS) Currently, MEI has started a separate Systems Integrators division that handles all low voltage and security systems work, and it is growing very quickly.