Jonathan was born in Freeport, Illinois, a small rural farming community in northwestern Illinois. He transplanted to Wisconsin to attend college at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. There, Jonathan studied occupation environmental safety and health and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree. Jonathan entered the insurance industry in 2003.
Prior to starting with SECURA in January 2015, Jonathan worked his way from a loss control specialist to a senior loss control specialist with Verisk Analytics (ISO Inc.). He now services Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa and holds the Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation.
Jonathan is an avid runner. He has completed full and half marathons along with multiple 5K runs. He also coaches cross country for students in grades 4-8. But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his family outdoors camping, kayaking, biking, cross country skiing, and deer hunting. Jonathan resides in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin with his wife, three kids, and dog.