Jared Alan West was born on 07 Aug 1976 in LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah. He lived in the Salt Lake area with his parents until the age of 3 when they moved to North Ogden, Utah. Then, at the age of 10, the family moved again to Gilbert, Arizona.
Jared graduated from Gilbert High School in 1994.
In 1995, he served an LDS mission in the Russia Yekaterinburg Mission, returning home to Arizona in August 1997.
25 Jul 1998, he married his highschool sweetheart, Jessica Christine Geer and a little less than a year later, on 10 Jul 1999, they had their son Aleksandr Everett West.
The couple separated in Dec 1999 and the divorce was finalized in Dec 2000. Also in Dec 2000, Jared graduated from Arizona State University with his BA in Russian.
In May 2001, Jared moved to Seattle, Washington for grad school at the University of Washington. He completed his MA in Slavic Languages and Literature in 2003 and moved back to Arizona (Phoenix) in October of that same year.
In 2004, Jessica remarried and in Dec 2004/Jan 2005, moved to Sacramento, California where Joshua Barker, her new husband, was from. Aleksandr moved with them.
In March 2010, he met the man he would marry while doing musical theatre in Scottsdale, Arizona. He and Kyle Christopher West were together for three years prior to getting engaged and were married on 21 Jun 2014 in Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. (At the time of their engagement, same-sex marriage wasn't legal in Arizona and Kyle is from Bourne, Massachusetts.)
Then, in August 2014, due to a merger between US Airways and American Airlines, where Jared was employed, they couple moved to Dallas, Texas.
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