Hi there, my name is Jonathan! I am a life-long entrepreneur. I started my first business at 10 years old with my brother Joshua (who I still work with today!), selling home-made banana breads door-to-door. I learned a lot through that experience and as I grew into my teenager years I continued pursuing business, starting my first joint venture (“SandStorm Computers”) at age 17 with a friend and going through several other businesses until the businesses I work in today.
Joslyn and I have been married since 2008 and have a son (Jaiden, 8) and a daughter (Jensyn, 5). We live in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
I’ve been building websites since I was 12 and began doing so professionally at 17. I started working with WordPress back in 2005 and I’ve continued ever since.
Today, I lead Strategy / Business Development at XWP, an agency focused on helping organizations with technology-based products succeed in WordPress, the operating system of the open web.
Interested in working with me personally? Take a look at my services page to check my availability and learn more about what I offer.
At 17, I co-founded a “young entrepreneurs” community and experienced the joy of watching lives change through inspiration and education. I was hooked and have continued to pursue opportunities to inspire and teach ever since.
I published a free course (“Four Weeks To Your First Client”) to teach aspiring entrepreneurs interested in the world of web development.
I also started Creating Clients with Luke Farrugia where we are developing new courses and community.
I started my writing career at 9 years old, publishing a small-circulation magazine (read: Grandparents) called “Cougar Club” (my favorite animal at the time). Each issue was packed with fun facts, stories, illustrations, and activities. I’ve continued writing ever since.
I also enjoy writing for other publishers. Here are a few highlights from around the web:
- Smashing Magazine: How To Become A Top WordPress Developer
- Six Revisions: 6 Questions To Ask Before You Install A WordPress Plugin
- Graphic Design Blender: 6 Painful Lessons I Learned As A Rookie Web Designer
- Under30CEO: 15 Reasons To Start A Web Development Business
- Smashing Magazine: Stop Writing Project Proposals
Interested in working with me on a writing project for your site? Email me and let me know what you have in mind!
I am a Seventh-day Adventist Christian and I believe that faith and works are inseparable. My faith has played a critical role in shaping (and continuing to shape) the man that I am today. I work 6 days a week and rest on the seventh day, from sundown Friday to sundown on Sabbath (Saturday). I love God with all my heart and wouldn’t trade the experiences that I’ve had in working with Him for anything.