Jackson is the Senior Editor at WoodenBoat, the premier magazine for wooden boat owners, builders, and designers. He received his B.A. in journalism from the University of Oregon and has been a journalist for more than 30 years, winning numerous awards for writing, page design, and general excellence. A passionate and accomplished sailor and boat builder, Jackson has succeeded in making what he loves best be a central part of his life’s work. He authored the in-depth article “Reaching Deep into History: Restoration shipwrights shed new light on the Charles W. Morgan” which was based on his working alongside Mystic Seaport’s shipwrights for three weeks.