Jon is a sports reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel who covers high school and Colorado Mesa University sports. He also takes photos and writes an occasional column, doing whatever is needed on a day-to-day basis.
Mesa State College, bachelor’s degree (2000) in mass communications with triple emphasis in news/editorial, broadcasting and public relations.
Jon is a Colorado Springs native. He’s worked at several newspapers during his career, including the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, the Greeley Tribune and The News Review in Roseburg, Oregon. He was a truck driver when the economy was bad from 2009 until 2013 but freelanced for the Glenwood and Grand Junction papers during that time.
Jon is engaged to April Russell and they are currently planning their wedding. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, running, photography and playing with his dog.
Blake Andersen wasn’t having any trouble hitting the ball off the tee or fairway Tuesday during the second … more
The way Nick Laubscher qualified for this year’s Class 5A boys golf state tournament more than makes up for … more
Ian Meek sprinted away from the starting line Saturday and, as the pack picked up speed, he picked up his feet. … more
The Palisade High School volleyball team has put the nightmarish beginning to the 2015 league season far behind … more
Lots of base runners used to bother Melissa Gellermann when she was in the pitcher’s circle. … more
Central High School’s volleyball team played like it has improved from its 2015 season. On Tuesday night, … more
Matt Miller and Ryan Bowen of Grand Junction High School were one point away from advancing past Friday … more
One of Ryan Crouser’s biggest fans at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro couldn’t be there in … more
Joe Carr gets paid to help put on the Rim Rock Rodeo in Fruita every Tuesday. But when he first started, he had to … more
There’s a lot of pink on the dragster Mikayla Vollender drives. … more
Mistakes by Fruita Monument High School’s volleyball team helped Battle Mountain keep up early. After that, … more
Fruita Monument High School’s softball team focused more on how it overcame adversity Friday afternoon than … more
Making the jump to Class 4A isn’t intimidating for the Central High School football team. That’s … more
Players for Palisade High School’s football team have heard all the whispers about how good they’re … more
The 2016 Grand Junction High School football team is rejoicing at the simplicity of this year’s offensive … more
Rifle High School’s football program is designed to reload every season. The upcoming 2016 campaign appears … more
Just because he’s been swimming most of his life doesn’t mean Bob Kline is going to discriminate … more
Nicholas Mason has bad memories of Tiara Rado Golf Course’s 18th hole. … more
Paul Dallenbach’s racing team had to drive hundreds of miles early Sunday morning just so he could race … more
Jon and Benni St. Peter will be the first to admit they are not on the same level as Rafael Nadal. … more