Jon was born in Nova Scotia and moved to New Hampshire as a child. His first passion was music, studying and playing drums and percussion. He earned a degree in Philosophy and at the same time discovered Super 8 cameras. 

He traveled to Alaska and back before hopping a train west, finally landing in Portland, Ore. Here he focused his creative energy on filmmaking, shooting personal and experimental films with his super 8 & Bolex cameras and discovered a true love for cinematography. He has shot dozens of films including features, commercials, documentaries and music videos.

Jon recently moved from New York City to Los Angeles.