Jonathan has many interests, but is most passionate about climbing, learning, and teaching. He started climbing in college 4 years ago after transferring to the University of Central Missouri where he quickly became involved in the UCM Climbing Club. While assisting with leading Climbing Club trips to Trappers and Sam's Throne, Jonathan discovered his passion for teaching and later acquired his AMGA Climbing Wall Instructor certification. He continuously pushes himself to increase his knowledge and experience in climbing to pursue certifications in the more advanced AMGA courses. Outside of climbing, Jonathan works in construction and enjoys snowboarding, long boarding, and reading in his free time. He is also pursuing classroom teaching experience and certifications to one day teach English as a secondary language in Spain.