Jon’s passion for the outdoors started at a young age growing up in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania. He has been an avid outdoorsman hunting, fishing, and camping since he can remember. His fishing experiences started in the lakes and streams of PA for trout but quickly grew to inshore and offshore fishing of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey.
In 2013 Jon packed up his belongings, bought his first kayak, and moved to Florida in search of bigger and better fish. He currently guides for South Florida Kayak Guides where he focuses on inshore and offshore charters. Jon’s tournament wins include 1st place 2017 Extreme Kayak Fishing Battle in the Bahamas, 1st place 2015 Extreme Kayak Fishing Sailfish Smack Down, 3rd place 2015 Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part 2, and top 10 finishes in both the 2015 Extreme Kayak Fishing Battle in the Bahamas and 2017 Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part 1. Some of Jon’s favorite ways to fish include sight, surf, and fly fishing and his favorite species to target include sailfish, blackfin tuna, redfish, and pompano.