His move to assisting adults is an exciting new adventure and a very rewarding progression in a career that started with working with small children at the Office of Children Services in Fairbanks, then youth at MYC, and now adults. In his current position he investigates reports of abandonment, abuse, exploitation, neglect, self-neglect, and undue influence.
While attending UAA, Jerod switched from Engineering to Justice and considered going to law school. Looking back on his student days, Jerod said that more courses emphasizing case law and statutes would have been useful — this type of legal knowledge has been an essential part of his career. He encourages anyone considering a career in the justice field to take these kinds of classes. When he is not working, he cherishes spending time with his family and being in the outdoors- especially running.