Jon originally joined Mo-Kan Regional Council in January 2005 through an internship program offered by Missouri Western State University. He became a part of the team as a Loan Officer upon graduation in June 2006; and in October 2009, he became the Senior Loan Officer. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. His primary responsibilities in this role included working with entrepreneurs in the Mo-Kan region and connecting them to the SBA 504 and 7(a) loan programs and the revolving loan fund (RLF). In 2018, Jon became the Mo-Kan Regional Council Executive Director.