Western Region Chair
Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - 1990
Jon began his career in the National Weather Service in Rochester, Minnesota in 1990 as a Met Intern. In 1994 he was promoted to Journey Forecaster at the National Weather Service Office in Eureka, California, during the Modernization and Restructuring effort (MAR). In 1998, he was promoted to lead forecaster at the National Weather Service office in Spokane, WA, and has been there ever since. Additionally, he has been an Incident Meteorologist since 2012 which has taken him across the country (and out of the country) to support firefighter safety and firefighting operations.
Jon joined the NWSEO in 1990 and has served as a Steward since 1998. Additionally, he has served as the NWSEO representative for the fire weather program since 2014 and was the at-large member of the Western Region Regional Labor Council meetings since 2015. He was also a part of the NWSEO CBA team from 2017-2019 and the Constitution Committee since 2019.
He is married to Robin, who is a service hydrologist in the Spokane office, and they are parents to two college attending children. During his free time, Jon enjoys golfing, hiking, biking, making his dogs happy with daily walks, and is an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.