Jon is a life-long resident of Lawrence who grew up studying animals on the slopes of Mount Oread. He graduated from K.U. with a B.A. in Zoology. His MSc. from the University of Alberta was in Zoology and Marine Biology. After a career as Production Coordinator (Scientific Publications) at Allen Press, he has pursued his interest in teaching natural history and gardening to people of all ages. Recent interests have focused on heritage trees.