Jason Foster has been active in the creative and performing arts for over thirty years. He performed with multiple winterguards and drum corps from around the country, including the Blue Devils A Corps in 1998 and 1999, and studied acting, dance, and vocal performance, all in conservatory settings. Additionally, he studied and researched film and visual cultures, art philosophy, art theory, and cultural theory as related to art and performance, all in rigorous academic settings. Jason’s professional experience includes serving as choreographer, designer, consultant, and technician to multiple drum corps and marching bands from around the Midwest. For the last few years, Jason has served as a general effect judge for the Midwest Color Guard Circuit. On a pro bono basis, Jason assists creative and performing artists, arts-related institutions and organizations, as well as various other nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations with complex and challenging legal, tax, and business issues. He also sits on executive boards for multiple arts, theater, and performance organizations in the Chicago area. Jason loves attending concerts and live music shows, as well as theater and dance performances of all sorts. He is an avid news-radio listener and enjoys learning about coffee, tea, beer, whisky, wine, and cheese. He tries--with varying success, given his schedule--to read at least one non-academic book each month and watch at least one independently-produced documentary each week.