Jon was born in North Vancouver but raised in the UK. He spent over 23 years with the British RAF, working in the Physical Education Branch, specialising in Adventurous Training and Parachute Jumping Instruction. On retiring from the RAF Jon returned to Canada and chose Rossland as his base, his dream location. Since arriving back in Canada he has gained his CSIA Level 3, CSGA 2 and CAA 2, becoming a professional member of the Canadian Avalanche Association. Jon has helped out from time to time over the past six years but this will be Jon's 2nd full season with BRC.