Born in Danbury, CT and raised in Cupertino, CA, Jon is a former Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, who served from 2008-2014, with a combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2012, where he defused IEDs and helped train up the local counterparts. Beyond his combat deployment, he saw a lot of the country and other parts of the world supporting the United States Secret Service, traveling ahead of the President, Vice President, and various foreign dignitaries, helping ensure their safety during their diplomatic missions
After separating from the Navy, Jon found a new a passion within the sport of Natural Bodybuilding. He began competing in 2013 with the International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA). He turned Professional in 2014, in the Men’s Physique category, and has competed regularly ever since.