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 extremely, happily married to his wife, April. They have a daughter, Kahlan. His hobbies include skiing, hiking, running, photography, playing with their dogs and spending time with his family.
Three consecutive trips to the Class 4A Sweet 16 have made Palisade High School’s girls basketball team one … more
Just because the Central High School girls basketball team seems like it’s in start-over mode this season … more
Two losses to open the season — one of them lopsided — aren’t any indication of how the season is … more
The last time the Grand Junction High School wrestling team had 10 team members who won each of their five matches … more
A big first half by the Fairview High School girls basketball team put Friday night’s game against Grand … more
To the winner go the spoils. … more
Central High School’s football team had some postseason awards added to its stellar season on Monday … more
Federal land authorities will survey the 18 Road bike trail system for infrastructure improvements after the land … more
Shane Forrest knows all too well what lies ahead of her Montrose High School volleyball team. … more
Emily Baier has gotten used to shouldering a heavy work load. Then again, she doesn’t see it like that. … more
Running became a therapeutic outlet for Matt Ozanic two years ago. Little did he know he’d be able to deliver … more
Riley Snyder is happy knowing she’s not the only point-scoring option for the Fruita Monument volleyball … more
All of the progress Ian Meek has made over the course of the cross-country season isn’t anything he’s … more
Patric Rostel and Brian Flaherty talked prior to last weekend’s USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National … more
Student-athletes from District 51 high schools were well represented Monday when the all-Southwestern League … more
DELTA — The balanced offensive game plan Delta High School’s football team has thrived on much of the … more
A first-set energy surge by Grand Junction volleyball team gave the Tigers an early lead Tuesday night. A … more
Fruita Monument High School boys soccer coach Ethan Johnson fully expected Durango to play with a sense of urgency … more
Palisade High School’s volleyball team showed improvement Friday from its previous two matches this season … more
A renewed sense of urgency by the seniors on Central High School’s volleyball team gave the Warriors a boost … more