Jon has been involved in ballooning since the early seventies and comes from a family of balloonists; his oldest brother Jeff, his father Jim, as well as his nephew Tyler, all fly hot air balloons.

Jon has been a licensed pilot for over thirty-six years and has logged thousands of hours flying hot air balloons all over the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, and Japan. 

For many years he traveled the U.S. as a corporate pilot flying balloons for companies such as Pepsi, Kellogg's, General Motors, ACDelco, Jose Cuervo Tequila, RE/MAX, and the Children's Miracle Network to name a few. 

He retired from the road to be with his children and now does most of his flying in Central Florida, but joins the GOTF team at the National Balloon Classic and once in a while at Eagle Ridge. Jon makes his passengers feel at home in the skies and is an excellent addition to the Galena On The Fly team.