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 a recent graduate from Kyneton High School where he studied Maths Methods, Specialist Maths, Sport and Recreation, English, Chemistry and Physics.
Mason has the challenges of growing up in a single parent family where his mother is raising three children. Even when others ridiculed him, Mason learnt to listen to his own heart and attended leadership camps and science exchanges on his own. Upon many achievements, he is most proud to receive the Skyline Bursary and the Australian Defence Award for leadership at school.