Considered by the Deputy Principal at Hornby High School to be a consistent performer across all subjects, Jayden was a valued student whose hard work did not go unnoticed. During his high school years, Jayden chose to stay in Christchurch to continue on his successful academic path instead of moving with his family to the West Coast. While committed to his academic studies, Jayden also took a very active role in sports. He played Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Cricket Golf, Tennis, Rugby and Indoor Cricket, participating in several school teams and local clubs.
In awarding Jayden a First Foundation Scholarship, Telecom saw his future as bright and they expressed excitement at the thought of supporting him towards realising his full potential.
Jayden completed a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury in 2012. He then worked for Harcourts in Christchurch before relocating to Auckland in October 2013 as Business Operations Manger for Harcourts NZ.
In August 2014 he started at Noel Leeming as Commercial Sales Specialist and moved back to Christchurch in 2016 to be their Southern Trade Manager.