Jon is a Twin Cities native. He grew up mainstreamed in the St. Paul public school system. You could say that ASL interpreters were always a part of his life! He graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor's in English Literature. After graduation, he started working at ASL Interpreting Services (ASLIS) in various programs that focus on access to quality interpreters throughout Minnesota, and currently works as their grant manager. In his spare time, you'll see him with a book in his hand, or watching a movie. He loves to snuggle with his cat, Ernest, and sees more cats in his future!