Hi there, my name is Jonathan! I am a life-long entrepreneur. I started my first business at 10 years old with my younger brother (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 venture (“SandStorm Computers”) at age 17 and going through several other businesses until the businesses I work in today.
I’m a happily married man to a beautiful redhead named Joslyn and the father to a boy named Jaiden and a daughter named Jensyn. We live in beautiful Northern Idaho and travel the country as often as we can.
I’ve been building websites since I was 12 (I’m 29 now) and began doing so professionally at 17. I started working with WordPress back in 2005 and I’ve continued ever since.
Interested in working with me? 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.
Today, I offer a free course (“Four Weeks To Your First Client”) to teach aspiring entrepreneurs interested in tackling the world of web development. I am also developing a premium course for those interested in going deeper.
I started my writing career at the tender age of 9, 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.
Today, I publish a monthly newsletter, offering actionable ideas and detailed examples of how you can use the Internet to improve efficiency, add value, and extend the reach of your business or organization. If you’re not already on the list, sign up today!
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.