Jackson Golden was born in Chicago but grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he first started technical theatre at his high school's theatre department. From there, he went on to get his B.S. in Theatre Design and Technology (with a concentration in Technical Direction) at Ball State University. Following his graduation, he went to Florida State University to get his M.F.A. in Technical Production. For the past few years, he has served as the Technical Director for the University of California, Santa Barbara's Theatre Department. He has worked on theatre productions in Indiana, Florida, California, Ohio, New York, North Carolina, and soon to be South Carolina, as well.