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.
Nick Adams has soaked in all of the positive feedback he’s gotten this weekend from the participants at the … more
A Grand Valley BMX official said he doesn’t believe a lawsuit involving the BMX track at the Mesa County … more
The proverbial snowball effect followed Colorado Mesa University’s softball team throughout its RMAC … more
Memories of a 2-1 loss against Steamboat Springs early in the season are still vivid for members of the Palisade … more
The kind of pitches Makayla Kovac got to hit Thursday night against Adams State University weren’t the kind … more
The Fruita Monument boys lacrosse team found a way to pull even with Grand Junction late in the game on Wednesday. … more
Palisade High School’s girls soccer team left little to no opportunity for the Delta Panthers to keep pace … more
Tia Wright has heard plenty of “what ifs” for the past month. … more
Having a state golf tournament in Grand Junction isn’t as rare as it used to be. A few extra bids to the … more
Jessie Quintana has a pretty viable reason why it means so much to her for the Special Olympics Colorado Summer … more
Unlike some members of the Grand Junction High School track and field team, Jill Payne looks forward to “puke … more
Tanner Huskey had the best baseball game of high school career Tuesday night. The rest of his Central High School … more
Sarah Phillis wasn’t about to stop running after her game-ending double Sunday afternoon against Western New … more
The approach the Central High School girls soccer team took Friday night in its Southwestern League game against … more
Fruita Monument High School’s girls soccer team couldn’t get through or around Central on Tuesday. … more
Cody Pfau almost made her dream of competing on the United States Olympic women’s wrestling team a reality on … more
Adams State’s women’s lacrosse team had trouble making it to Sunday afternoon’s game against … more
The only thing Nolan Pflug knew for sure about his winning time in the 400 meters at Saturday’s Frank … more
Maddy Mueller’s goal to lead off Tuesday night’s scoring for Fruita Monument High School was an … more
Ron Allen is ecstatic about the progress the Colorado Mesa swimming and diving team made during his coaching … more