Jed is a caravaneer who works with the Happy Trails Caravan Company and is looking to prosper by trading with the Mormons in New Canaan. In order to get past all of the treacherous terrain in Zion Canyon, he needs someone with a Pip-Boy 3000 in order to map out the area. This is where the player comes in. He and the rest of his caravan will wait at the Northern Passage.
Jed appears to have a close relationship with Stella. When she is shot, Jed reacts in a more dramatic sense than he does with the others. When the Courier threatens Ricky and makes him leave, Jed seems glad to hear the news.
Happy Trails Expedition: Jed and his team are looking for a person who can hold their own and help protect the caravan.
Arrival at Zion: Jed leads the expedition to Zion for the Happy Trails Caravan Company. Upon reaching the Zion Valley, he and the other caravaneers are killed by a group of White Legs who ambush the group. Nothing the player does can prevent his death since some of the perpetrators won't take any health damage until all of the traders are dead.
With a Survival check of 50 the player can convince Masterson that the player can carry more raising the weight limit to 100. The weight limit increase may also be achieved through the Strong Back, Pack Rat perk or by convincing Ricky to "carry some of your equipment for you" although this does not mean you have to give your stuff to him.