He was born in Roosevelt, Utah, a small town on a Ute Indian reservation and was raised there with his two younger siblings before moving at age seven to Layton, Utah.
Except for a brief period in high school when he was very fit, he has always been overweight and experienced bullying for his weight.
Fast forward to 21 years old.. Jackson weighed 328 pounds. He went on "The Biggest Loser" and lost 148 pounds on the ranch and at home.
Jackson is a student at Weber State University, where he is majoring in theater education with a minor in social work, while also working and volunteering.
And, with the weight gone, Jackson looks forward to participating in physical activities with the kids he volunteers with, being able to go to the beach and take his shirt off, and changing the lives of those around him who are also struggling with their weight.
He tries to go to the gym every day and eat right. He says it's a lifestyle change and he knows it will be hard, but it is a choice that he has made.