Jonathan grew up in Chicago. Following a brief stint living in Indianapolis, racing cars professionally, Jonathan went back to college, receiving a degree from DePaul University in Chicago. After volunteering at Spiteful Brewing in 2012, he fell into the beer industry at full speed. Stints at Oskar Blues and Lagunitas led Jonathan to Shorts Brewing Company. His interests include but are not limited to his wife Laura and dogs (Sadie and George), his bird Paul, smoking meats, Indycar Racing, playing hockey, golfing, The Chicago Blackhawks, air conditioning, Local’s Light, being near water, The Observable Universe and fire pits.