J. Winters-2008

 Jason R. Winters Graduating Class of 2008

Director, Center for Small Business Entrepreneurship at University of Rio Grande


Jason’s MBA experience:

            “The most exciting part of the MBA program for me was the background and work experience diversity  of  my classmates.  Course discussions were supported by experienced professionals from the field of education, healthcare, banking, politics, youth rehabilitation, project management, insurance, sports, and small business ownership.  Higher Ground Pet Crematory was a direct result my MBA capstone project.”

Jason’s Business ventures:

Higher Ground Farms


Higher Ground Farms is a family owned and operated farm located is Gallipolis, Ohio.  The farms specialized in raising commercial Meat Goats, Great Pyrenees Guard Dogs, and Farm Fresh Chicken and Eggs.

Higher Ground Pet Crematory


Higher Ground Pet Crematory is a wholesale and retail provider of pet cremation products and services.  Higher Ground Pet Crematory provides services on location at Higher Ground Farms in Gallia County and through its 6 affiliate locations in Ohio and West Virginia.

Jason R. Winters Funeral Chapel Former Owner

J & J Developments Former Owner