A strong advocate for public transit infrastructure, Jon has an affinity for transit work in his blood; like many kids growing up on the Eastside of Seattle, his father worked at Boeing. During his time at Washington State University, Jon spent a semester in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he had the opportunity to study urban design with Danish architect and city planner Jan Gehl, one of the leading thinkers on the design of pedestrian friendly cities. These lessons stuck, and Jon’s spent the last 30 years dedicated to creating more livable and sustainable communities through the design of transit, civic infrastructure, and community use facilities.
Jon’s connection to the community extends past his vocation. He was an active youth leader with the Boy Scouts for 12 years and has participated in five Hood to Coast events as a volunteer for Tigard and Tualatin High School teams. Jon enjoys traveling, especially road trips to National Parks, West Coast cities, and the Willapa Bay beach house his family has owned since 1939. As long as he can remember the family has gathered there for razor clam digging, kayaking, go-carts, 4th of July fireworks, bonfires on the beach and lots of oysters and Dungeness crab.