Jason Klump

B.S. with distinction, University of Wisconsin, Economics

As far back as I can remember, my number one passion has always been athletics, though ironically not any snow sports. I had been skiing a grand total of one time before joining MSA in 2015, back in high school on a weekend trip with my friends to one of their ski cabins at Stratton. Rather, baseball was my first love. Since one isn’t eligible to play Little League until age 8, I honed my skills as a switch hitter for years ahead of time by imitating the batting stances of my beloved New York Mets, both left and right handers, as my older brother threw me pitches in the driveway. I played through high school in Wilton, CT where I graduated in 2002. Then, after taking a year off from academics to pursue business interests, I took my diamond skills to the club team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the only Big Ten school without varsity baseball. There, I doubled-majored in economics and political science, graduating in just two and one half years with a 4.0 in the economics major. I passed up invitations from the faculty to pursue my PhD and instead chose to gain practical knowledge in another discipline by accepting a scholarship to law school.

My playing days over by then, I moved into official scorekeeping and broadcasting, working for various summer college teams and one independent professional team in CT during my summer breaks from school. I finally arrived at the prestigious Cape League. I also had a foray into print journalism, covering ECAC Hockey for College Hockey News. However, none of this brought me close enough to the action, so I eventually decided to get back onto the field as an umpire. I now work high school games in both Massachusetts and Vermont and work with other leagues through the summer. I also officiate high school and club soccer as well. I hope to soon advance to working college games in both sports.

I live with my dog, Tobey, and cat, Bailey in Whitingham, where I moved in 2015 after spending five years living on Cape Cod in Brewster.