About Jon

I’m a husband and father of two amazing boys first, and when I’m not doing that, I’m a social entrepreneur who helps people live life in the front row.

My passion is speaking, coaching and running live events, like the Speaker Trainer Experience & Dads Retreat.  I interview A.MAZ.ING people on the Front Row Factor podcast.

In 2005, I co-founded Front Row Foundation to help create life-changing experiences for people in need.


  • 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.

I live my life in this way…