Growing up on a number of small horse farms, Jared Fisher moved across the country from California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains to New Mexico’s Rocky Mountains to the Historic District of Colonial Connecticut. His dad was a wildlife biologist for the US Forest Service and his mom taught music in public schools and horse jumping for her own business. Jared caught his mother’s entrepreneurial spirit and father’s sense of adventure early on, starting his own first business at the age of eight. He always dreamed of doing big things and going places with his businesses. Welcome to Nevada, the land of big things and beautiful places.
Jared moved to Nevada in 1990 with a few personal items, a bike, and a dream to go to UNLV and start his own business in hospitality. In his second year of studies at Harrah’s College of Hotel Administration, he married his best friend Heather, and together they started a successful Nevada-based tour company from a UNLV student marketing project. The class assignment was to create a hypothetical business for an untapped market. The Fishers’ dream was to make the project a reality and share the natural treasures of the Southwest with the rest of the country. Their original 1992 mission to promote human power and the natural environment is now the basis of three bike shops and a tour company powered by renewable energy and human powered by whom Jared and Heather consider the greatest employees in the world. So it is for them and for his family and all the great people in Nevada that Jared wants to work hard for a healthy Nevada and focus on strengthening our economy, education, and energy resources.
Jared and Heather are the proud parents of four energetic kids, fifth generation Nevadans going back to the Loves and the Hiko horse farms of the 1800s. Their oldest son Orion,19, is attending college at PVCC. He is an Eagle Scout, accomplished pianist, guitarist, and jazz trombonist from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, the same historic old Las Vegas High School his great grandmother and great grandfather taught at in the 1950s. He is studying Japanese and International Business and preparing to serve a church service mission. Dakota, 17, is a junior at Sierra Vista, an Eagle Scout, volleyball player, cross country runner, student council member, and music composer with over 30 self-published songs on Soundcloud. Phoenix, 14, also an Eagle Scout, is a freshman majoring in Math and Science at Clark High School and an accomplished cellist, pianist, and soccer player. Sequoia, 5, Kindergartner in Blue Diamond, is the highlight of the Fisher Family.
Jared met his wife, Heather, when she was the student secretary to the UNLV President, and she has since served as the president of several businesses and organizations herself, including their adventure tour company of 25 years, their three bike shops, their kids’ elementary school PTO, and as 12 year founding member and president of the community development corporation, Save Red Rock Canyon, dedicated to preserving the values of the National Conservation Area. She also loves to run and bike and is the Race Director of the 11th annual Diamond Kid Junior Triathlon.
The Fisher family enjoys spending time together camping, biking, hiking, attending each other’s sporting events, recitals and concerts, and playing together in their family’s rock band.
Jared has always been an entrepreneur. His professional career is dynamic, innovative, and comprehensive. His business title is “Director of Everything”. Jared and Heather’s business is known internationally as a leader in the industry. They have built LEED Platinum and Gold commercial buildings, and worked extensively within the 13 western states with the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, US Forest Service, State Parks and state government agencies. They have received numerous awards for their commitment to sustainability and best business practices.
Jared has traveled across the country speaking on tourism and sustainability. He has served on various state boards and sports and environment-related committees. Jared enjoys bringing ideas and people together and even brings people together in marriage, as a licensed minister for the states of Nevada and Utah, and as a team with his wedding-violinist wife of 25 years. He has contributed to his community as a scoutmaster, coach, and supporter of like-minded, value-based organizations. He prioritizes business with organizations who exercise sustainability and workforce values.
Jared has always been committed to providing the best conditions for his workforce, protecting the environment, and pushing the limits on business innovation, development, and sustainability. He starts every day out with a bike ride, a run, a hundred push ups and a non-fiction audio book. He is an energetic leader who believes in doing the right thing and trusting employees to do their best. He listens to what people have to say, starts debate and ends debate. He is a firm believer that time is our greatest asset and has become a master of time management. He does not waste time getting to the point and following through. Most of all, Jared believes that the most practical, impactful, and positive ways of making changes for a better society always start at home.
My Commitment to Nevada
As a state, we will not fear anything. We will innovate in our business and economy and lead America by example. We will try new things. We will follow our dreams and ambitions. We will help others follow theirs. We will promote healthy lifestyles. We will care for the health and well-being of others. We will strive to be good examples to our children and everyone we meet. We have learned good examples of this from our friends and neighbors and together we will be successful.
I believe in integrity and I believe in the people of Nevada. I believe in dreaming big, working hard, and standing true to our values. I have lived in this state long enough to know that we can all get along. It’s because Nevada has the best diversity of any place I’ve ever lived, and that makes us strong.
I chose to run for office of Governor because this state is great. Just like you, I have invested my life here. I have been to every corner of the state and I’ve seen our needs, the potential we have, and the vulnerabilities we face. I have the experience to propel Nevada forward. I believe in strength through not only diversity, but accountability and transparency as well—both personally and socially, and especially from within the government. Nevadans are tough and strong. We come from all different types of backgrounds and we know how to survive in this rugged land that we call home.
Nevada is a land of opportunity. Together we can power a more diverse economy, better education, and healthier environment where we can all be proud to raise our children and enjoy our state’s many great natural resources as friends and family.
I am excited to see you on the way to Carson City, 2018.