Jonathan began teaching skiing at age 14 for the Mt. Brighton Ski School in South Eastern Michigan. After attending several years of University as music major, Jonathan decided music was an unstable profession and decided to pursue a more upwardly mobile and lucrative career in ski instruction. So, following in the footsteps of Dex and TJ (Brighton’s two most famous instructors) he packed up his car and moved to Colorado.Jonathan spent three years In Steamboat before moving to Aspen.

2005 and an Examiner for NZSIA since 2006. Currently Jonathan spends his Northern Hemisphere winters as the Training Director for the Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen Snowmass, a member of the PSIA Alpine Team and, Alpine Committee Chair for PSIA-Rocky Mountain. His Southern Hemisphere winters are spent training with Rookie Academy, training for the NZSIA and serving as the Education coordinator on the Ski Division Committee.