Valparaiso resident Jason Moorehead feels like he’s landed in just the right place for this point in his life.
Originally from Jackson, Mich., Moorehead moved to Valparaiso after spending time in Pennsylvania. While he does hope to eventually move toward a warmer climate, Ft. Lauderdale to be exact - he is happy to be in the Midwest.
“I came back here because I thought it would be a great place for my kids to grow up,” Moorehead said. “Valpo has a great downtown and hosts a lot of great events for the community and that's what has really drawn me here.”
Since 2006, Moorehead has done as much as he can to be involved in the community. He has worked with New Song Church, hosting prayer groups and assisting them with community engagement. Moorehead wants to continue to see the community headed in the right direction.
“I think they are doing all the right things. The community has grown and changed for the better since I moved here,” he said.”I would like to do whatever I can to help make sure Valparaiso continues to grow.”
Just like the pride that he feels living in a great community, Moorehead also takes great pride in his business. He is a Senior Project Manager for Landmark Sign Group, which manufactures custom signs for businesses. His goal: 100 percent customer satisfaction.
“My favorite part about work is the sense of pride I get seeing that I had the chance to help promote a company. It feels great to see what you worked on come out exactly the way you want it,” Moorehead said.
Not everything is work for Moorehead. He has a number of unique hobbies, including hockey, which also is responsible for his interesting childhood nickname.
“My uncle used to call me zamboni, because when I fell down, I slid and cleaned a patch of ice,” he laughed. “To this day the nickname has stuck. Everyone calls me that, sometimes even my parents do.”
Moorehead has been on skates since he was 3 years old and now plays in a men’s league in Valparaiso.
When he’s not on the ice, Moorhead is on asphalt. Over the last 13 years, he has been a respectable racecar driver, garnering a league championship in 2017. For this achievement, Moorehead got his wish of warmer weather, winning a week-long cruise in the caribbean. The trip was much needed, and Moorehead took the chance then to show off another of his skills.
“I took part in a lip sync battle and came in second,” he said. “They dressed me up in a wig and dress as Tina Turner and made me sing Proud Mary. I nailed it.”
Jason “Zamboni” Moorehead has a lot to be proud of, from his career to his Tina Turner tributes. His next big accomplishment? Learning how to play shuffleboard.