Jason Ian Partin

Biography

This website is a hobby. Please see my LinkedIn Page for a more traditional curriculum vitae, or scroll down for a work in progress.

I’m a firearm safety instructor, rock climbing guide, and magician. I perform magic at bars, cafes, and restaurants around town, and I consult with clients internationally. Contact me to discuss scheduling.

Previously, I cofounded two biotech companies, and led project-based university classes in engineering, physics, and entrepreneurship. As service, I designed public school STEM labs (maker spaces), and I served on ISO and ASTM committees for international medical device safety standards. The people I served with here hoping to make education more equitable and healthcare safer and more affordable for all 7.6 billion people on Earth.

We’re unsure if we succeeded.

Before my biotech career, I was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne, America’s Quick Reaction Force, and on call from the president to parachute almost anywhere on Earth. I’m a decorated combat vet from the first Gulf War, and I served as an unarmed communications liaison for peacekeepers the Middle East, trying to help the world become more peaceful.

According to the news, we didn’t succeed.

Before the military I was a close up and stage magician, and I’ve been performing on the side for almost forty years in bars and restaurants, corporate and private events, and in Hollywood’s Magic Castle.

For fun, I’m writing a memoir centered around my grandfather’s funeral in 1990, during my senior year of high school. It’s a coming-of-age memoir set between his funeral and my subsequent military service as a paratrooper. He was Edward Grady Partin, the Baton Rouge Teamster leader who sent international Teamster president Jimmy Hoffa to prison, and who is still a person of interest in the ongoing saga of President Kennedy’s assassination. I’m Jason Partin, just a small part in his story, and you can see the current version here. Constructive feedback is appreciated, because it’s a new hobby and I’m learning that it’s as challenging as obtaining peace in the Middle East.

Peace,

Jason Ian Partin