A resident of the western North Carolina mountains, Jason Reagan has worked with several news, marketing and communications groups across the Southeast over the past 18 years.
He began his journalism career in 1996 as the editor of the Fairfield Glade Sun, a weekly newspaper covering one of Tennessee’s largest private golf communities. In 1999, Jason served as the copy and business editor with the Goldsboro (N.C.) News-Argus before returning to his native Tennessee in 2000 as the executive editor of the Monroe County Advocate and Democrat.
From 2003-10, Jason managed 5 news publications for High Country Media and developed cutting-edge digital and social media innovations for the Mountain Times Publications. Jason’s commitment to the communication field is also reflected in his past work as an adjunct journalism instructor with Appalachian State University.
In 2012, Jason shifted his career to the private-club communications industry, joining the staff of Hound Ears Club in Boone as Director of Communications and Membership Relations.
Jason also works as a freelance writer and editor, writing technology content for DroneLife.com and feature articles for Appalachian Voices as well as High Country Magazine and Caroline Mountain Life.
In 2008, he completed the Leadership Watauga program with the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as serving as a current Chamber board member.
For 24 years, Jason has been married to Stacy Reagan, a college mathematics instructor. The couple has two children, Justin, 19, and Shelby, 16.
Jason enjoys writing, hiking, tennis and playing the guitar and blues harmonica — often to the alarm of the family’s four cats.