Jonathan serves as Parks and Nature Director for Metro, a regional government in Portland, Oregon. Metro serves more than 1.5 million people in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties to provide region-wide planning and coordination to manage growth, infrastructure and development issues that cross jurisdictional boundaries. The Metro Parks and Nature department protects water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and creates opportunities to enjoy nature close to home through a connected system of parks, trails and natural areas.
Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Jonathan has devoted his life to serving the needs of communities. He earned a BA from UC Santa Cruz and Executive MBA from the University of Oregon. Jonathan is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum of Oregon, Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Harper’s Playground advisory council member, All Hands Raised board member, and AmeriCorps alumni. In his leisure time, he likes to play basketball, travel, play music, fly fish, and spend time with his wife and twin sons.