Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University where he also studied interior architecture. This along with many years of commercial photography experience in architecture and interiors as well as architectural product photography with KARANT+Associates, Inc., in Chicago. Jonathan has also been an adjunct faculty member at Waubonsee Community College from 2007-2016, instructing students in digital photography, large format photography and studio lighting. From 2016-2019 he was the Photography Lab Coordinator at Waubonsee Community College where he is now the Information Technology Budget Coordinator. While operating his own photo and design business he developed web and print materials for clients including some internationally, and developed graduate level course materials for global logistics, business ethics, project management and globalization.
He is now interested in UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) photography and mapping possibilities. This along with other areas that UAS which can be applied to such industries as search and rescue, inspections, land surveying, construction progress, agricultural needs, the list is endless.