Jon is a graduate of the Wilderness Experience Certificate Programme through Loyalist College, Bancroft campus. He started canoeing at the age of 7 and has also toured Lake Superior and most of Georgian Bay by sea kayak. His interests include primitive living skills, backcountry camping, canoeing, flat water kayaking, hiking, motorcycling and general aviation. Jon is exceptional in map and compass skills, and teaches an interactive, hands-on Bushwhacking course. Jon has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years and also holds both a glider and commercial pilots license.