Jarret “Fish” Heavenston is the CEO and one of the original Tough Stump founders. After more than 25 years of service in the United States Army and Air Force Special Operations Forces, Fish began Tough Stump Technologies. Pulling from his many years of service, Fish recognized he had a solution to many of the Situational Awareness problems that plagued organizations in and outside of the Department of Defense. After attending the Stanford Business School Break Line Course for Veteran Entrepreneurs Fish was armed with all the tools needed to establish Tough Stump Technologies. What began as a two man operation in a room above a pub in downtown Southern Pines, NC TST has morphed into a thriving company with 10 full time employees and multiple independent contractors providing services in Geo Spatial Mapping, ATAK, Mesh Networking, Specialized Tactics and Training.
Originally from Northern California, Fish now resides in the Southern Pines area with his wife and 2 children. In his spare time, if he is not with his family in their garden, he is in his garage turning wrenches on one of his classic American muscle cars.