Mason sees the CFA as a second home after joining the Junior Program when he was ten years old and moving into the Senior Program the day of his 16th birthday. He is currently studying Maths Methods, Specialist Maths, Sport and Recreation, English, Chemistry and Physics in Year 11 at Kyneton High School.
Mason has the challenges of growing up in a single parent family where his mother is raising three children. He is strong willed however, and learned to listen to his own heart even when others ridiculed him for going on leadership camps and science exchanges. He is proud to receive the Australian Defence Award at school for leadership and the Skyline bursary.