Jarred leads AFI’s venture relations, guiding them through the fundraising process, providing business analysis and assisting as they prepare to present to potential investors.
Jarred has been the Local Leader for Slow Money Austin since 2011. He is dedicated to healthy food, local economic vitality, support of small-scale businesses, re-invigoration of small towns and small family farms and ranches. Jarred is an active angel investor in more than a dozen local socially responsible companies and helped found the Sustainable Texas Investment Club in 2010 to provide a mechanism for non-accredited investors to put some of their investment dollars into local food companies.
In 2010 Jarred founded The Happy Land Company, which specializes in the acquisition, restoration and preservation of rural land, including large property acquisition and assemblage, range land restoration, and land trust filing. Prior to this, Jarred was a land broker and partner with the Luedecke Group of Austin for six years. He started his career as an engineer at Dell.
Jarred is a lifelong Texan and a rancher, managing over 400 acres of family ranch outside Lampasas in northern Burnet County. He has a BS from UT, and lives in Central Austin with his wife Sommer and their young son.