Prior to joining GTA, Jon worked 10 years in the Georgia Department of Veterans Service, including 4 years as GDVS Public Information Director. He led a modernization of department communications, improving overall outreach by embracing social media and revitalizing web presence.

Jon holds a bachelor's degree in English (with an emphasis on professional writing) from Valdosta State University. Following college, he worked as a journalist with the Americus Times-Recorder and Houston Home Journal newspapers. He is a multiple award-winner in writing and photography categories of the Georgia Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.

In his spare time, Jon enjoys being in the kitchen, especially baking. He is also fond of board, card, and role-playing games.