Jonathon grew up in the Toledo, Ohio area. There he gained an interest in making movies in his youth. He wrote directed and starred in his first feature length film, IMMINENCE during his Sophmore year at the Savannah College of Art and Design. At SCAD he studied Film/Television with a focus in directing. Upon graduating, he moved to Columbus to be a camera intern on the film Gibsonburg with his friend and frequent collaborator, Casey Smith. Shortly after beginning work on Gibsonburg, he became Co-Director, Co-Cinematographer, and Editor. Gibsonburg screened at the 15th Annual Dances With Films Festival at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA and also in the Ohio Independent Film Festival in Cleveland, OH.