Jon has been fishing for over 40 years and has been a fishing guide for over half of this time, getting started in the wilderness of Alaska on the World Famous Kenai River in 1988. He has fished all over but the Brainerd Lakes are truly his home. Jon has been a member of the Nisswa Guides League for over twenty years and feels that the tradition and professionalism that this group of fishermen have is truly remarkable. He likes to fish for all species from panfish to musky and especially enjoys the smiles when someone old or young catches that big fish. Jon and his wife, Kim, have their oldest son, Will and boy/girl twins, Joe and Lauren. Jon is also a graduate of the University of Minnesota and a big Golden Gopher fan. He is a middle school teacher for the Brainerd school system and really enjoys working with kids. When Jon isn’t out fishing you can usually catch him doing some kind of sport or almost anything outdoors.