Jonathan was born in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up mostly in South Florida. Jonathan developed an interest in criminal justice and law enforcement at an early age. He received a Dual Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Forensic Studies and Legal Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University. He then decided to return to Ohio and pursue a law degree at The University of Toledo College of Law. After receiving his Juris Doctor he attended the Basic Police Academy at Butler Tech, graduating as Valedictorian. He was sworn in as a Waynesville Police Officer in August of 2013 and is looking forward to serving the citizens of this community and increasing his skills and experience as a police officer.