Mason is a proud native of Sanibel Island and feels fortunate to have spent much of his life on and near the island. Mason and his wife, also a native of the area, raised their three sons in South Ft. Myers and Sanibel. Mason is a life-long learner and possesses a distinctive educational background. He holds a B.A. from Rollins College, a M.S. in Criminology from Georgia State University, a M.A. from Duke University Divinity School and a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Mason’s doctorate is in Organizational and Educational Leadership. After graduating from Rollins College where he was a two-sport athlete, Mason worked in federal law enforcement before transitioning to a career in education. For more than two decades, Mason served as a teacher, coach and school administrator, spending much of that time at Canterbury School in Fort Myers. Before retiring from education in 2019, Mason led three different institutions as a head of school (superintendent). Mason has served as a part-time organizational and educational consultant since 2015. He enjoys working with organizations to identify and refine their direction, purpose and services. Serving others is important to Mason. Particular interests include serving young people and the less fortunate. Along with leadership roles in his church, his community service roles have included work in education, athletics and criminal justice reform.
In his free time, Mason enjoys spending time with his family, running, biking, fishing, soccer, and being outdoors.