Jason Lyons grew up in Pocatello, Idaho and graduated from Highland High School where he lettered in cross-country and track and field every year. He continues his love of running by coaching the ELA cross country team. He has an MA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and a BA in Art Education and a minor in French from Brigham Young University. He presents at state and national art conferences, and displays artwork in various shows nationwide. He also loves to travel, play sports, read books, and be with his wife.