Graduating from West Virginia University with a BFA in Theater, Jon worked in various local and regional theaters as an electrician and associate technical director. Originally joining the Clearance Brown staff in 1994 as an electrician, Jon moved away in 1998 and began working in specialty construction building climbing structures and zip lines.  Returning to the Knoxville area in 2003 Jon freelanced for the entertainment industry as a stage hand, electrician and rigger. Jon rejoined the Clarence Brown staff in 2013.