Meet Jon

He's jumped out of planes and played in a heavy metal band. Meet our newest dev and dog-lover: Jon.

He’s jumped out of a plane solo and played in a heavy metal band, but you’ll know him best for his love of family, music, and yes, even code.

Meet Jon, Sparkbox’s newest developer and music aficionado.

Jon earned a degree in graphic design from the School of Advertising Art in Dayton. Soon after graduating, he was knee-deep in the Yellow Pages—not in search for a job but fulfilling his role as a Yellow Pages ads designer. His experience with designing for print evolved into designing for the web, which triggered another evolution into his current passion: coding for the web.

Once he began tuning his skills for web development, Jon couldn’t see himself doing anything else. These formative experiences led Jon to develop the skills needed to join Sparkbox, and his quick wit and fine-tuned code skills have already made him a powerful asset to the team.

You’ll spot him at local meetups, speaking at Dayton Web Developers events, and standing at his desk jamming out to a diverse range of music—from heavy metal to old country. Because when it comes to music, Jon’s love and talent becomes clear: He can play guitar, the five-string banjo, and yes, even the accordion. And with his first child on the way, Jon has every intention of teaching his daughter everything he knows about music—which, trust us, is a lot.

Stop in to say hi, and make sure to ask him about his two goofy dogs, Otis and Buddy, as well as how he acquired that accordion of his!