Jon spent the first 19 years of his life in the mountains of North Idaho near the Canadian border. During high school he toured with various bands playing jazz piano in Spokane, Reno, and other parts of the Pacific Northwest.
After a year at Whitman College studying astrophysics and linguistics, God called Jon to Peabody Music Conservatory in Baltimore where he eventually got his Masters from Johns Hopkins.
Jon joined the Baltimore Bible Speaks in 1985 and has been active in music, outreach, and education since then. He met his wife, Valory, at the church and they were married in 1994.
He is a regular guest lecturer and substitute for MBC&S, and helped found the popular “Science Guys” series.
Jon taught music at Goucher College, teaches private piano at Artist Academy, and is also a regular speaker at the Frederick Maryland Creation Society. He currently teaches science in GGCA’s middle school and physics in the high school.