One of the two founders of Blackwater Distilling, Jon currently oversees production operations at the distillery while also managing sales and supporting marketing.
Jon worked for his first start-up straight out of college after being self employed as a teen and into his early 20’s. After nearly ten years in a start-up environment, he spent time with larger private sector organizations, NGOs, and a brief stint with the federal government. The one constant in his professional life has been small business, either as a day job or with Blackwater Distilling.
Jon has overseen production operations from concept through to support of ten+ product lines, with several more currently in development. A resident of Maryland’s Eastern Shore for over a decade, Jon is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, MD with a B.A. in International Studies. During his free time, Jon enjoys spending time with his family and friends, camping, motorcycles, cooking, and spending time with his Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, Olive and Nana.