About Myself

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.

My Work

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.

My Teaching

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.

My Writing

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:

Interested in working with me on a writing project for your site? Email me and let me know what you have in mind!

My Faith

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.

If you’d like to learn more about the Sabbath, check out SabbathTruth.com. For more about Seventh-day Adventist beliefs, take a look at What Adventists Believe.