"But as a kid, people discouraged me away from being a professional woodworker. This turned out to be just fine, though." Instead of diving straight and early into a career, Jonathan pursued other things such as travelling, got a BA in Strategic Communications, and went back several times to bikeshop management in California, New Zealand, and Kansas. His love for all manner of styles, from Sam Maloof to Japanese Shoji, is definitely a result of so much travel.
"I'm glad for all those adventures, yet am grateful for being able to return to my roots, and create full-time."