Jonathan joined the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. After receiving his honorable discharge, Jonathan returned to Arkansas to pursue his lifelong dream: working with his uncle Daniel at the blacksmith shop. While Jonathan is interested in all elements of the craft, he is particularly fond of woodworking and takes great pride in shaping the rifle stocks and knife handles for Daniel’s creations.
Jonathan also creates flutes, penny whistles and other instruments by hand. He and his wife Emily have one daughter.