Jarid joined NWWPA as Education Specialist in April 2019. He has lived in the Pittsburgh area since 2008 and currently lives in Murrysville with his wife and two children. He was a high school history teacher for almost a decade and before that was a newspaper reporter and editor for newspapers in Nebraska and Nevada. Jarid earned his undergraduate degree in Communications from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska and his Master’s Degree in Education from Chatham University. Although he is a transplant, he has become a big fan of the Steelers and Penguins, but will continue to root for the Boston Red Sox (sorry, Pirates fans!). One fun fact about him is that he has lived in four time zones.