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.
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
Hosting a Class 5A regional is something Central High School softball coach Scott Else is all-too familiar with. … more
Patric Rostel loosely used a term that summed up the kind of advancement Colorado Mesa University’s cycling … more
For six innings Thursday night, the Fruita Monument High School softball team proved it could play with the … more
Brittany Adams had plenty of things she liked about the way her Central High School volleyball team played against … more
Taylor Laing proved she could match teammate Brandi Haller on Friday — and then some. … more
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