Jon picked up his first weight at the age of 14 and was addicted ever since to the fitness world. Jon drew much of his inspiration from what is considered to be the golden age of bodybuilding, admiring athletes such as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno.
Jon himself competed in his first competition in 2004, where he won his class in the open as well as the novice overall as a super heavyweight bodybuilder. In 2016, after a two year break from competing, Jon competed in the new men's classic category where he earned an overall win at the NPC Atlantic States, and then his IFBB pro card 4 short weeks later at NPC Universe. Jon's pro debut will be 2017.