Jason Lovvorn, an associate professor at Belmont University in Nashville, came to rescue work by way of his lifelong passion for outdoor pursuits. Rappelling and caving, in particular, led him to interests in wilderness ropes rescue, Limited Resources Rescue, and search and rescue (SAR). He has training in single rope technique (SRT), patient hauls and lowers, cave rescue, land navigation, and wilderness first response. He holds a SARTECH 1 certification from NASAR and has taught both SRT and Limited Resources Rescue courses. Jason likes the challenges involved with rescue work and appreciates how specialized skills can translate into service for others. Outside of rescue activities, he enjoys hiking and kayaking, plus he caves recreationally on a regular basis, navigating vertical pits and horizontal cave systems, both in the United States and abroad.