Jon ran a student painting franchise while going to business school at Seattle Pacific University. During this time, he learned that providing quality work and operating in an environment of integrity earned him referrals and was a great way to grow a business. It also matched his personal values.
After spending a few years in Phoenix working in real estate, Jon came to San Diego and realized there was an opportunity for an environmentally friendly painting company. He founded PaintGreen in 2006. Even though PaintGreen has grown, Jon still manages the day-to-day operations and meets with customers for consultations.
In his spare time, Jon enjoys hiking, biking, backpacking, kayaking, motorcycle touring, disc golf, and creating art. In addition to running the day-to-day operations of PaintGreen, he is a co-founder and Executive Director of CoLab, a nonprofit makerspace that helps to develop local artists by providing free access to equipment such as 3D printers, woodworking tools, screen printing machines, CNC routers and more.