Jonathan lives in Columbia, Illinois with his wife, Susan, and their two daughters Madison and Abigail.

After graduating from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2005, Jonathan decided to take a risk and start a career in the insurance industry. It was hard work but his business grew and he continues to operate his own insurance agency to this day.

The success Jonathan has had in his insurance business provided him the opportunity to start and fund other business ventures. It has also allowed him to be involved in various charitable organizations throughout the area, including serving as Chairman of the Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation & Development Council from 2008 until 2012.

In his free time, Jonathan is a pilot and enjoys spending time at the airport. He started flying in 2008 and received his private pilot certificate in 2009.