Jaron was brought up an Army Brat and is of Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tamaterā, and Tainui descent. With experience in various industries, his true passion lies in empowering individuals through employment opportunities and training programs to improve their lives. Jaron provides local support to employers, training providers, employees and job seekers, and collaborates extensively with various local community organisations. Alongside his day job, Jaron has been representing Tararua in several leadership groups, including the Manawatu-Whanganui Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG), the Youth Employability Aotearoa (YEA) Stewardship Group, and the Driving Change Network Steering Group.
Beyond his professional commitments, Jaron appreciates time with his wife and their two sons. Additionally, he serves as the Black-Belt Head Coach/Owner of a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Dannevirke, contributes time and resources to the local Dannevirke Muay Thai Club and has recently started learning chess.