Jason Savage

The Artist


Jason Savage - The ArtistThe artist Jason Savage lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina. He resides with his two Chausies, Miss Betty and Zeus. Savage has worked in the construction, graphic design, and product development fields for more than thirty years. During this time he developed The Manx Puzzle™, Crossword Gold™, a new cat care product, the HandleDry™, Tigra’s Floppy Flyer™, the Immortal Memories Diamond Memory™ tribute, and a sugarplum venture – Benjamin Katz Gourmet Sugarplums™.

Mr. Savage acquired experience in international business as a partner in an export company specializing in resale of musical instruments. He has done business consulting, plan development and many national marketing, printing, manufacturing and advertising contacts. In addition to these skills he is a master carpenter who has renovated numerous historic homes in Charleston, South Carolina. An avid runner and road racer, Mr. Savage competed for seventeen years winning over 200 awards. He raced all distances from the mile to marathons, and was a participant in the running of the 100th Boston Marathon. He was ranked in the top ten for several years in the South Carolina Masters Division. He worked with Dr. Michael Bleyman, zoologist and world renowned tiger expert, learning the interaction and care of endangered felids. He is working to save the tiger before extinction. In addition Mr. Savage is spearheading an international memorial immortalizing the military personnel who made, and will make, the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Curriculum Vitae:

Jason Savage (Glenn F. Dennis)
Born: 1949
Place of Birth: Elizabeth City, North Carolina USA

Education:

High School Diploma: James Island High School, Charleston, SC  1967
Leonard’s School of Music: Charleston, SC 1959-1967
B E: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1972, Education – Specialty: Counseling/Rehabilitation Department

Positions Held:

Executive Director – The Zoe Foundation, Inc.: 1987 to present (Tiger Preservation)
Owner – TigersTime Studios:  2003 to present (Art & Graphics)
President – Freedom Memorials, Inc.: 2006 to present
Managing Partner – D L Enterprises-Export, Dallas, TX: 1989-1991
Owner – G D Construction, Charleston, SC: 1982-1996
Assistant – Racquet Club (Tennis): 1981-1982
Managing Partner – Docks Construction Co., Charleston, SC: 1979-1981
Paid Apprentice – marine construction company, Folly Beach, SC: 1978-1979
Carpenter – Freelance: 1976-1978
Teacher – Leonard’s School of Music, Charleston, SC: 1972-1976

Professional Experience:

Volunteer and Supporter: Carnivore Preservation Trust, 1995-04/01/1998
Web Master: 1994 – present
Research Associate: Music Education Project, Dallas, TX 1987
Professional Musician: 1965-1972
Graphic Designer: 1989-present
Fashion Photographer: Charleston, SC 1988-1989
Product Design, Prototyping, Testing, Marketing: 1978-present.
Master Carpenter: Renovation of Historic Homes, Charleston, SC
Business Consultant: 1989-present
NASDS Certified Diver: 1970-present
Karate practitioner and teacher. U of A Karate Club, others. 8 years

Writing:

Guitar Chord Method Book: 1974
Personal Cat Fencing Manual: 1997
Extensive business plan research and preparation.
Instruction manuals for new products.
Collateral business materials.
Articles detailing the plight of the tiger and a viable solution to extinction.
Running Journal: 2006 – Article on caffeine and the heart.

Favorite Quote:

The Arena by Theodore Roosevelt

Recognition:

Who’s Who in South Carolina – 1975
Who’s Who in American Inventing – 1996
USA Track & Field Directory – 1997
International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs – 2002
Raleigh Running Outfitters Racing Team – 2006
NC State Senior Games – 2006 – 5K – overall winner
National Senior Games, The Senior Olympics – Louisville, KY – July 2007 – 5th place AG/5K

Affiliations:

The World Trade Center-1995
University of Arizona Alumni Association
Chi Phi Fraternity
Charleston Running Club
Cat Lovers of America
National Association of Scuba Diving Schools
Fuquay-Varina Arts Council

Design:

Developer – Benjamin Katz Gourmet Sugarplums™.
Co-developer of the Diamond Memory Tribute™.
Designer of the EZ Slide (tiger slide door) and EZ Water (water bowl system).
Holder of US patent on a cat care product.
Designer of the HandleDry™ – Electric toothbrush accessory. 2014
Designer of the Floppy Flyer™ – Silicone flying ring. 2014

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My autobiography, Zoe & Me Plus, is now available on Lulu.

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