About Jon

I’m a husband and father of two amazing boys first, and when I’m not doing that, I help people make moments matter.

When I’m not with my wife and kids, I split my time each week between serving Front Row Foundation and Front Row Dads.

I believe we can learn a lot about living life from those fighting for it, so I (along with the help of many others) wrote The Front Row Factor book. 

In 2005, I co-founded Front Row Foundation to help create front row moments for people facing life-threatening illnesses.


  • I was born in Sasebo Japan.
  • I’ve run 3 ultra-marathons, maybe because I’m a little nuts, but mostly to raise money for charity.
  • I believe in the power of relationships.
  • I believe community shapes reality, so I put people first.
  • Howard Thurman said it best, “Don’t ask what the world needs, ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is people who’ve come alive.”  I want to help people be fully alive.

A few articles and interviews…


The Today Show

I live my life in this way…