Jonathan attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and Emory University in Atlanta, where he received degrees in Philosophy (B.A.) and Theological Studies (M.T.S.), respectively. For the last 10 years he has taught at Seton Hall Preparatory School and currently instructs in AP computer science, iPhone app development, and theology courses. He is an independent Apple Developer and the creator of the highly-rated “Theologica” iPhone study app. He is a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church, the Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association, and the local ecumenical group, “Dads On Mission”.
“Like many young families, my wife, Melissa, and I have chosen to raise our two daughters, Aubrey and Josie, in this Borough because we love it. We have a passionate interest in the safety and prosperity of Caldwell and place a high value on community participation. As an educator and computer programmer, I know the value of critical feedback in decision making, of attention to detailed project planning, of the required discipline for solving problems, and am experienced in finding and eliminating inefficiencies. I believe these skills lend themselves naturally to public service. I am running because I believe Caldwell desperately needs a new direction. I want to promote a better culture of public safety, work with state and federal officials to actually lower property taxes, develop innovative economic strategies for downtown businesses, and make local government more accountable. I’m not running because I want to aspire to higher office; I am running because I believe, in light of the situation, that it is a civic duty to do so.”