Jon has been working in conservation communications for more than two decades. Raised in Maryland, he began his career advocating for the lands and waters of the Chesapeake Bay. He then moved West, working to conserve wildlife from the Northern Great Plains to the Borderlands of the Southwest. Along the way he’s specialized in communications addressing forests, fire, climate, and energy issues. Jon lives with his wife, two boys, two dogs, and one cat in Sacramento, California. When time allows he recharges in the outdoors running, birding, hunting, and fishing.