Jared Mata was born in San Jose but moved up and down the western coast of America until he was eighteen. From age eighteen to age twenty-six he ran a brewery and restaurant in Spain which sparked his love of good food and business development. His primary interests are traveling and helping small businesses grow. Outside of work you can find him volunteering at an animal shelter or trying to find his new favorite restaurant. He is a fan of a good book, a quiet night, and is always up for learning something new.