Jill Mason
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Throughout Jill's recovery process, she has worked to raise awareness about the effects of drunk driving as they relate to her and Alan's story. She currently gives Powerpoint presentations to various educational and law enforcement groups, with this goal in mind. Her talks can be specifically tailored for ages ranging from elementary school through adults. Please contact Jill if you are interested in this for any groups that you may be affiliated with.

Jill has given presentations at "Every 15 Minutes" retreats and school assemblies about drunk driving to the following schools and organizations since January 2006:

3R School, Grass Valley
Atria Senior Living Group, Davis
Bear River High School (2)
Burlingame High School
Capital Christian High School
Chana High School
CHP Academy (every class of cadets)
Colfax High School
Cottage Hill School
Covell Gardens
Davis High School
Del Oro High School
Delta High School
Dewey Fundamental School
Folsom High School
Folsom Lake College
Forest Hill High School (2)
Granite Bay High School (2)
Holy Names High School
Isleton Middle School
James Rutter Middle School
KPMG Conference
Lincoln High School (2)
Lyman Gilmore Junior High School (2)
Marin Catholic High School
McClatchy High School
Menlo Atherton High School
Merrill Gardens, Retirement Community
Mesa Verde High School
Nevada Union High School (3)
Oakmont High School (3)
P.O.C.S, Santa Rosa
Pioneer High School
Placer High School
Pleasant Valley Junior High School
Pony Express Middle School
Presentation High School (2)
Rocklin High School
Roseville High School (4)
Sacramento Police Department Recruit Academy
Santa Rosa Charter School
Santa Rosa High School
Sierra Express Bicycling Club
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Sonoma County
Technology High School (3)
The Lion's Club, Grass Valley
West Sacramento High School
Whitney High School (2)
Woodcreek High School (2)
Woodland High School
Woodland Christian High School
Union Hill Junior High School (4)
Victim Witness Organization, Nevada County
Sonoma County District Attorney


"Kids get it! In 20 years from now students who experience this presentation will think about Jill before getting behind the wheel while intoxicated."
Scott Mertz, Union HIll School, School Counselor
January 2014

ďJillís presentation reaches our junior high students in a way Iíve never before seen students be reached. The students were silent and, at times, tearful as they listened to Jillís story, and they continued to talk about it days after her visit. If ever a story should be shared with students and adults alike, itís Jillís. Even with her quiet demeanor, her message was loud and clear: a single decision to drive while intoxicated can drastically change lives forever. An opportunity to hear Jill speak should not be missed.Ē
Brooke Blake, Union Hill School Junior High Teacher
January 2014

“Jill Mason’s story will touch in an unbelievably sad way. You will learn that though you think you may feel the pain, you never really will. Listen to her; she has something to say.”
Leanne Convis, 7th Grader Union Hill School
May 2006

“Jill powerfully impacted my students. She gracefully challenged them to realize that drunk driving is not just a news story or a social issue needing research; it is a horrible reality that can touch and forever changes the lives of those we love.”
Louise McFadden, Nevada Union High School English teacher
April 2006

“Jill’s presentation was riveting. She has thought out how to relate her story so it is attention-getting and powerful. Although she is targeting the younger crowd, her presentation would be good for anyone who will be driving and imbibing to hear.”
Annabelle Robbins, School Secretary and Toastmaster
April 2006

“Jill delivers a powerful warning about the devastating consequences of drunk driving with a series of photographs taken before and after she was slammed by a drunk driver who left her brain damaged and paraplegic. Perhaps more powerful, however, is the unspoken message of hope she delivers simply by sharing with the rest of us her extraordinary determination to regain her precious independence.”
Carol Mason, Librarian
April 2006

“A presentation that is professional and heartwarming, courageous and thought provoking, gut-wrenching and real. It is a presentation in which people of all ages must seriously consider the terrible ramifications of driving while drunk.”
Jane Ann Poole, Intake Coordinator, First Steps Infant Program (Yolo County)
April 2006

“The presentation by Jill Mason is a powerful reminder of how one person's irresponsible actions can have a devastating affect on so many lives. The information presented is valuable for all audiences, but specifically teens and young adults who are most likely to engage in high risk behaviors.”
Paula Loeffler, Registered Nurse, UCSF
April 2006

“Over and over again I have received great comment after great comment about Jill’s presentation. The girls were so impressed with the presentation. I wish Jill could have been in our small group discussion as she would have seen her impact. Jill’s presence here and her message will save lives! I can't thank her enough for the time and the message. Jill is a hero to me and I am so proud of what she has accomplished. I know she will just keep getting better, continue to impact students, and have a key role in peoples’ lives by who she is and what she does.”
Charles Schmuck, Social Studies Teacher, Presentation High School
December 2006

“I believe Jill was the most inspirational and informative speaker we’ve invited in a long time. My juniors were extremely moved by Jill’s story.”
Peggy Schrader, LMFT, Dean of Students, Presentation High School
December 2006

"Jill Mason is a pillar of strength who has inspired lives by sharing her courageous fight to overcome the effects of one man’s selfish act to drink and drive. Jill is the most powerful and dynamic speaker that I have seen in years! She inspires others to be grateful for what they have, knowing that at a moments notice, life can throw you a curve ball, but it can never take away your heart and soul!”
Kelly Baraga, Officer- California Highway Patrol, Auburn Area
April 2007

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